North-West Frontier Province

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Urdu: خیبر پختونخوا [ˈxɛːbər pəxˈt̪uːŋkʰwaː], Pashto: خیبر پښتونخوا [xaibər paʂtuŋxwa], locally [paxtuŋxwa]), previously known as the North-West Frontier Province (see names of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the north west of the country. It borders Afghanistan to the north-west, Gilgit-Baltistan to the north-east, Azad Jammu and Kashmir to the east, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to the west and south and Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Territory to the south-east.

The main ethnic group in the province are the Pashtuns, locally referred to as Pakhtuns, followed by a number of smaller ethnic groups, most notably, the Hazarawals and Chitralis. The principal language is Pashto, locally referred to as Pukhto and the provincial capital is Peshawar, locally referred to as Pekhawar.

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