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Kōhāt
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(p., “mountains”), a directly-administered District of what was the North West Frontier Province of British India and of Pakistan till 1955, covering some 2,694 sq. miles and with its administrative centre at the town of Kōhāt. The District is bounded by the Khyber Agency [see k̲h̲aybar Pass] on the north, by the Kurram and North Wāziristān Agencies in the west, by the Bannū District [q.v.] on the south, and by the Indus River and the ʿĪsā K̲h̲ēl taḥṣīl of the Pand̲j̲āb on the east.

The terrain of the District is that of a rugged tableland lying at an average of 2,000 ft., with…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Kōhāt”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4423>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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