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Swāt
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, a region of the North-West Frontier region of what is now Pākistān, lying roughly between lats. 34° 30′ and 35° 50′ N. and long. 72° and 73° E. It is bounded on the north-west by Čitrāl, on the west by Dīr, on the east by Bunēr and Hazāra and on the south by Mardān. It comprises essentially the basin of the Swāt River, from its headwaters down to the Malakand Pass, after which it runs into the Kabul River below Pes̲h̲awar and near Naws̲h̲ēra. The northern part of the basin, Swāt Kōhistān, incl…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Swāt”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 29 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7229>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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