Abbottabad

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Abbottabad (Urdu: ایبٹ آباد): Abbottabad is a city named after James Abbott, a British officer who became a legend in this region in the 1840s and 50s and was knighted for his efforts to bring it firmly under the control of the Raj.  It is located in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwah province (previously known as North-West Frontier Province) of Pakistan and is the third-largest city in the province after Peshawar and Mardan. The city is situated in the Orash Valley, 150 km north of Islamabad and 200 km east of Peshawar at an altitude of 4,120 feet (1,260 m). The city is well-known throughout Pakistan for its pleasant weather, high standard educational institutions and military establishments. It remains a major hub for tourism of the Northern Areas in the summer.

Recently Abbottabad drew a lot of attention from the world because of killing of Osama Binladen by US navy seals at his hide out in Abbottabad. Journalists and other media people have been flocking in to report about Osama Binladen and his hideout. The peace loving people of Abbottabad were shocked with the news and the world's attention of which they were not used to.