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Rāwalpindi
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, the name of a city, district and division of the northern Pand̲j̲āb in Pākistān. The city lies in lat. 33° 40ʹ N. and long. 73° 08ʹ E. at an altitude of 530 m/1,750 feet. In British Indian times, it was one of the most important military stations of northern India, and is now the headquarters of the Pākistān Army, with extensive cantonments, as well as being an important commercial and industrial centre and the starting-point of the route into Kas̲h̲mir. From 1959 to 1969 it was the capital of…

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Davies, C. Collin and Bosworth, C.E., “Rāwalpindi”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6251>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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