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PIA Fokker F27 Landing at Chitral Airport
PIA Fokker F27 Landing at Chitral Airport
DATE: 2011/06/06::
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Kalash valley  Tour in Chitral Hindu-kush  North Pakistan
Kalash valley Tour in Chitral Hindu-kush North Pakistan
DATE: 2010/08/15::
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Deadliest Journeys - Chitral Pakistan Part 1
Deadliest Journeys - Chitral Pakistan Part 1
DATE: 2012/05/29::
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"Me Wage Adarayak" Official song of " A Love Like This "  Movie presented by Chandran Rutnam
"Me Wage Adarayak" Official song of " A Love Like This " Movie presented by Chandran Rutnam
DATE: 2015/05/05::
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lowari top chitral
lowari top chitral
DATE: 2010/04/28::
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Dambulugale - Chitral Somapala @ DELL Studio on TV Derana ( 30-04-2014 ) Episode 05
Dambulugale - Chitral Somapala @ DELL Studio on TV Derana ( 30-04-2014 ) Episode 05
DATE: 2014/05/03::
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Chitrali Dance @ Boroghol Festival_2014 by Chitral Scouts
Chitrali Dance @ Boroghol Festival_2014 by Chitral Scouts
DATE: 2014/10/22::
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Chitral Somapala @ Dell Studio - LIVE IN CONCERT 2014
Chitral Somapala @ Dell Studio - LIVE IN CONCERT 2014
DATE: 2015/01/01::
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PIA
PIA's Fokker (Grounded) & ATR on Runway in Chitral City
DATE: 2011/07/19::
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Chitral People Dedicate Song to Gen Pervez Musharraf (new video)
Chitral People Dedicate Song to Gen Pervez Musharraf (new video)
DATE: 2013/04/12::
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Kalash, Chitral (Pakistan) David & his Girl Friend talk about Pakistan
Kalash, Chitral (Pakistan) David & his Girl Friend talk about Pakistan
DATE: 2011/07/20::
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chitral booni village &city
chitral booni village &city
DATE: 2013/01/22::
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Nadee Ganga Tharanaye - Chitral
Nadee Ganga Tharanaye - Chitral 'Chity' Somapala - MEntertainments
DATE: 2014/09/26::
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Ralu Mawathe - Chitral
Ralu Mawathe - Chitral 'Chity' Somapala
DATE: 2015/04/14::
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Sukumala Banda Lelawa - Chitral Somapala @ DELL Studio on TV Derana ( 30-04-2014 ) Episode 05
Sukumala Banda Lelawa - Chitral Somapala @ DELL Studio on TV Derana ( 30-04-2014 ) Episode 05
DATE: 2014/05/03::
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Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley
DATE: 2011/09/20::
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Kabir Ali of Reshun Chitral performing Chitrali Dance
Kabir Ali of Reshun Chitral performing Chitrali Dance
DATE: 2012/02/17::
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Miringuwa Parada - Chitral Somapala
Miringuwa Parada - Chitral Somapala
DATE: 2013/08/26::
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tour of chitral 2013
tour of chitral 2013
DATE: 2013/09/20::
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Beautiful chitral girl and cultural dance
Beautiful chitral girl and cultural dance
DATE: 2013/09/20::
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The Mehtars of Chitral
The Mehtars of Chitral
DATE: 2009/02/28::
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Nadee Ganga Tharanaye   Chitral Somapala DELL Studio on TV Derana 30 04 2014 Episode 05
Nadee Ganga Tharanaye Chitral Somapala DELL Studio on TV Derana 30 04 2014 Episode 05
DATE: 2014/10/22::
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Udarata Kandukara   Chitral Somapala DELL Studio on TV Derana 30 04 2014 Episode 05
Udarata Kandukara Chitral Somapala DELL Studio on TV Derana 30 04 2014 Episode 05
DATE: 2014/10/22::
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Pembara Matha - Chitral Somapala @ DELL Studio on TV Derana ( 30-04-2014 ) Episode 05
Pembara Matha - Chitral Somapala @ DELL Studio on TV Derana ( 30-04-2014 ) Episode 05
DATE: 2014/05/03::
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I CONFIDE.by FIREWIND - FEATURING CHITRAL"CHITY" SOMAPALA
I CONFIDE.by FIREWIND - FEATURING CHITRAL"CHITY" SOMAPALA
DATE: 2013/02/09::
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Chitral - Pakistan
Chitral - Pakistan
DATE: 2012/04/29::
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A beautiful chitrali barwazi dance : Chitral Music
A beautiful chitrali barwazi dance : Chitral Music
DATE: 2008/06/19::
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Breakfast to Dinner with Chitral Somapala - 12th February 2015
Breakfast to Dinner with Chitral Somapala - 12th February 2015
DATE: 2015/02/14::
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Oceans Apart Chitral Chity Somapala
Oceans Apart Chitral Chity Somapala
DATE: 2015/02/12::
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Sihinaya Pupura Yai - Chitral
Sihinaya Pupura Yai - Chitral 'Chity' Somapala - MEntertainments
DATE: 2014/09/26::
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Chitrali new song 2014sherz badsha
Chitrali new song 2014sherz badsha
DATE: 2014/11/03::
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Chitral Valley KPK
Chitral Valley KPK
DATE: 2014/05/11::
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Interview with Chitral
Interview with Chitral 'Chity' Somapala - Sri Lankan Rock Idol
DATE: 2014/04/22::
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Chitrali old song by Amir Gul Amir (Bulbul e Chitral)
Chitrali old song by Amir Gul Amir (Bulbul e Chitral)
DATE: 2010/11/12::
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Chitral to Parsan.mp4
Chitral to Parsan.mp4
DATE: 2011/02/15::
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Ex President of Pakistan Zia ul Haq at his Ist Chitral Visit (1979).mp4
Ex President of Pakistan Zia ul Haq at his Ist Chitral Visit (1979).mp4
DATE: 2012/01/04::
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Boroghil, Chitral-Pakistan 1
Boroghil, Chitral-Pakistan 1
DATE: 2010/11/04::
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chitral imran khan interview
chitral imran khan interview
DATE: 2012/09/15::
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chitral doll
chitral doll
DATE: 2010/06/14::
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Chitrali people celebrating coronation of Mehter E Chitral
Chitrali people celebrating coronation of Mehter E Chitral
DATE: 2012/06/26::
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PIA Fokker F27 Landing at Chitral Airport
PIA Fokker F27 Landing at Chitral Airport
DATE: 2009/09/10::
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The Siege of Chitral
The Siege of Chitral
DATE: 2006/10/12::
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Kashmir - Chity Somapala with Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra 2009
Kashmir - Chity Somapala with Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra 2009
DATE: 2014/03/23::
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sri lanka api thamayi-cricket world cup song 2015 chitral somaspala
sri lanka api thamayi-cricket world cup song 2015 chitral somaspala
DATE: 2015/02/24::
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Lawari tunnel HD Chitral
Lawari tunnel HD Chitral
DATE: 2014/07/03::
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Chitral
Chitral 'Chity' Somapala - Sinhabumi Teaser
DATE: 2014/09/14::
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Sinhabumi - Chitral
Sinhabumi - Chitral 'Chity' Somapala
DATE: 2015/01/10::
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Resun Ishtok chitral
Resun Ishtok chitral
DATE: 2011/11/14::
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Trip to Northern Areas-02 Drosh (Chitral)
Trip to Northern Areas-02 Drosh (Chitral)
DATE: 2012/08/14::
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CHITRAL MARRIAGE
CHITRAL MARRIAGE
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This article is about Chitral City. For the former princely state, see Chitral (princely state). For the district, see Chitral District.
Chitral
چترا ل
City
Chitral is located in Pakistan
Chitral
Chitral
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 35°50′46″N 71°47′09″E / 35.84611°N 71.78583°E / 35.84611; 71.78583Coordinates: 35°50′46″N 71°47′09″E / 35.84611°N 71.78583°E / 35.84611; 71.78583
Country  Pakistan
State Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Chitral District
Area
 • Total 147 km2 (57 sq mi)
Elevation 1,128 m (3,701 ft)
Population
 • Total 247,00[citation needed]
Languages
 • Official language Urdu
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Post Codes 1720 - 0xx[1]
Website Official Website
Qaqlasht, a picnic point at Booni, Chitral

Chitral (Urdu: چترال‎, Khowar: چھترار also spelled as "Kashkar" or Chetrar, translated as field), is the capital of the Chitral District, situated on the western bank of the Chitral River (also called Kunar River), in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It also served as the capital of the princely state of Chitral until 1969.[2] The town is at the foot of Tirich Mir, the highest peak of the Hindu Kush, which is 25,289 ft (7,708 m) high. It has a population of 20,000.[citation needed] The elevation of the valley is 3,700 ft (1,100 m).

History

Nothing definitive is recorded about the town’s first settlers. In the 3rd century AD, Kanishka, the Buddhist ruler of the Kushan empire, occupied Chitral. In the 4th century AD, the Chinese overran the valley. Raees rule over Chitral began in 1320 and came to an end in the 15th century. From 1571 onwards Chitral was the capital of the princely state of Chitral.[3]

Geography and access

The easiest land access to Chitral, other than by air, is in the southwest along the Kunar Valley. However the Afghan-Pakistan border (Durand Line) and cross border tensions prevent this from being used as an internal route to the rest of the parts of Pakistan. The other routes are over high mountain passes. To the south, the 3,200 metres (10,500 ft) Lowari Pass leads 365 kilometres (227 mi) to Peshawar. In the north, the easiest route during summer runs over the 3,798 metres (12,461 ft) Broghol pass. To the east, there is a 405 kilometres (252 mi) route to Gilgit over the 3,719 metres (12,201 ft) Shandur Pass. The territory is cut off by snow from the rest of the country for up to six months a year, a problem soon to be relieved by the completion of the Lowari Tunnel.

Climate and Geology

The climate is Semi-arid cool climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BSk) According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Chitral is situated in or near the cool temperate steppe biome climate is wet during the winters due to moderated by its mountain setting; the intense heat of lowland area does not reach it. The mountains block out the summermonsoon, and summer rainfall is thus quite low. However, these mountains result in very severe winter weather. During the April-to-October tourist season, temperatures vary between a maximum of 27 °C (81 °F) and a minimum (in October) 8 °C (46 °F).

Climate data for Chitral city
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4
(39)
5
(41)
13
(55)
16
(61)
20
(68)
26
(79)
30
(86)
27
(81)
22
(72)
16
(61)
11
(52)
6
(43)
16.3
(61.5)
Average low °C (°F) 0
(32)
1
(34)
3
(37)
2
(36)
1
(34)
2
(36)
7
(45)
6
(43)
3
(37)
2
(36)
1
(34)
0
(32)
2.3
(36.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 11.8
(0.465)
28.5
(1.122)
39.6
(1.559)
23.3
(0.917)
21
(0.83)
27.3
(1.075)
29.8
(1.173)
30.7
(1.209)
2.5
(0.098)
10.7
(0.421)
9.4
(0.37)
13.4
(0.528)
248
(9.767)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 145.1 138.7 160.4 195.1 269.2 306.8 306.5 286.0 245.2 222.7 195.9 140.3 2,611.9
Source: ClimaTemps.com

[4]

Demographics

Main article: Languages of Chitral

Khowar is the most widely spoken language, while English and Urdu are understood and spoken. And has a great Chitrali influence as it was the bastion of the 52.3% of Chitral's population is in the 15–59 years age category. Around 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.[citation needed]

Educational institutions

  • University of Chitral
  • Virtuall university of pakistan
  • New City College
  • Chitral University Campus
  • Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University
  • Qutaiba Public School Chitral Denin
  • Chitral Model College Chitral
  • Government Technical and Vocational College, Garum Chassma Road, Chitral
  • Government Degree College
  • Government Girls Degree College
  • University of Booni
  • Government Centennial Model High School
  • Government Centennial Model School for Girls
  • Government College of Commerce
  • Frontier Corp Public School
  • Chitral Public School & College, (Chitral's first English Medium School)
  • Langlands School and College, formerly known as Sayurj Public School
  • Pamir Public School
  • Pearl College of Education
  • Orion School Of learning Booni
  • Oxford School And College Booni
  • Iqra Model School
  • AFAQ model school and college, denin chitral
  • Terichmir Model School
  • Al-Nasir Community Based School, Garam Chashma
  • Chamber of Commerce College, Garam Chashma
  • Al-Nasir Cbs School and Degree College, Garam Chashma
  • Injigan Ideal Public school, (Garam chashma)
  • Model School, Warijun Mullkhow
  • Govt High School for Boys, Warijun Mullkhow
  • Drosh Public School, Drosh
  • Muslim Model School, Jughoor
  • Jinnah Public School, Drosh
  • Broze Public School & College, Broze Chitral
  • Broze Model College For Girls, Broze Chitral
  • Seen public school
  • Oriental Model School, Booni
  • Oriental Model College, Booni
  • Frontier Corps Public Schools and Colleges (FCPS&C)
  • Govt High School Koghuzi, Chitral
  • Govt High School Kuju, Chitral

Administration

Chitral is represented in the National Assembly[5] and Provincial Assembly by one elected MNA and two elected MPAs.[6]

Population

As of July 2014, the Chitral population is above one million.[citation needed]

Sport

Unlike the rest of Pakistan where cricket dominates, polo and soccer are more popular in Chitral. A number of sport festivals and tournaments are held throughout the year. Chitral has also produced some national players such as Muhammad Rasool who plays for the national football team.

Newspapers

A few number of newspapers are published by Chitral Press

  • Chitral Today
  • Chitral Times
  • Chitral News
  • Awaaz-e-Chitral
  • The Kalash Times
  • Chitral Vision
  • Weekly Chitral

Notes

References

External links

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