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Full nameMardan
Official nameMardan
Native nameمردان
ProvinceKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
CommissionerMohammad Adil Khan
Deputy Inspector General PoliceAbdullah Khan
MNA, Mardan IKhwaja Muhammad Khan
MNA, Mardan IIMuhammad Qasim
MNA, Mardan IIIKhanzada Khan
Total Area630 sq mi (1632 km2)
Total Population1,400,000 (approx)
Density (pop.)850/km2 (2201.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+5)
Area code+92 937

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Mardan (Pashto: مردان), known as The city of hospitality, is a city and headquarters of Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. It is the de facto headquarters of the Yousafzai tribe and the second most populous city in the province, located at 34°12'0N 72°1'60E and an altitude of 283 m (928.5 ft) in the south west of the district. Mardan is a federation of a number of small towns coming together to form a large city.

Mardan valley was part of the ancient Gandhara civilization but at that time the name Mardan and Mardan City was not constructed, instead Gandhara civilization consisted of small sub-kingdoms at the hill tops of Jamal Garhi, Shahbaz Garhi and Thakhat Bahi. The ruins of these cities still exist. Mardan City foundation was laid down by Saint Ali Mardan Shah (nickname Madai-Baba) in about in 11th - 12th century A.D. His shrine is at Jalala. His son Zamin Shah Baba was also a saint, buried in Mardan Cantt. Most of its land is agricultural. It has one of the world's best irrigation systems, which was laid down in 1934 from the Swat River through Jabban Hydel Power Station, during the British Raj between 1857 and 1947. There are still remains of the Gandhara civilization, scattered in different areas of Mardan.

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