The city of Havelian
(also spelt Havellian) is located at the westernmost end of the Karakoram Highway
, this highway connects Havelian to the ancient Silk Road
and provides an important link to China
It is the second largest municipality in Abbottabad District, in what used to be the Hazara District of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan.
The views in this area are quite scenic due to the topography of the land, 7 km away from Havelian is the Neelan or Ninlan valley, know locally as the 'Queen of beautiful valleys'. The Ninlaan Valley is located on the Lora Road in Abbottabad District. Most of the people of this valley are from Pashtun
tribes. Along this valley runs the Neelan stream, the origins of this stream are in the Nara Hills through which the streams seems to have cut the valley over time. The waters and streams that flow from the Nara Hills are important to the villages of the Neelan Valley (such as Sareela, Chamnaka, Punjgraan, Sultanpur, Sulhwala, Mala Wazir etc).
Other famous villages are Banda Sahib Khan, Havelian Village,Kiyala,Mera bala,Chamnaka, Kashka, Janghra, Langra, Rajoya, Bandi Atai Khan, Namli Mera & Gari Phulgran.
Languages & Tribes
Most of the people living in Havelian speak Hindko. Many of them are Hindko speaking Pathans.
Tribes are, Karlal, Awan,Qureshi, Malik , Tanoli, Sheikhs & Syeds.and also living pathan tribes(Jadoon),
Schools & Colleges
Govt. Degree College for Boys Havelian
Govt. Degree College for Women Havelian
Gazi Daood Shah Shaheed Govt. High School No. 1 Havelian
Allama Iqbal Public School Havelian
Ayub Public School Havelian
International Public school Havelian
Iqra Public School Havelian
Jinnah Public School Havelian
Hira Public School Havelian
Govt Boys High School Chando Maira
Govt Girls High School Hajia Gally
Havelian's main public transport consist of modified Suzukis
, which can accommodate anywhere from 8 to 13 people at one time. Taxis are also available as well as wagons which connect Havelian to the surrounding cities and towns in the region.
Havelian is the terminus of a branch railway, in February 2007, consultants were engaged to investigate the construction of a railway link to China
. The line would go via the 4,730m-high Khunjerab
Hassan Aziz Havelian
Havellian 2515 feet (766m)
73.11469437 Rail Terminus/City
Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in Havelian, mainly growing crops. Some people have their own small business, along with the service jobs. In addition to farm animals, people also love to keep pets. Most people in Havelian are Lorry or Truck Drivers.
Havelian Bigest Ammunition Depot for Pakistan Army.