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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 32.988889°N 70.605556°E
Altitude: 371 metres (1217ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Bannu
State/Province: North West Frontier Province (NWFP) now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Country: Pakistan
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Bannu was the headquarters of Bannu District in the Derajat Division of North West Frontier Province in the British period. It was founded by Herbert Benjamin Edwardes in 1848. The town was used as a base for various military campaigns and punitive expeditions into the nearby tribal zones. The cantonment was centred around the fort.

Spelling Variants

Modern spelling: Bannu
Variants: Edwardesabad

Churches and Missions

  • Church Missionary Society.
  • St George's Church


External Links

Historical books online