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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 33.35°N 71.26°E
Altitude: 489 m (1,604 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Kohat
State/Province: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, old NWFP
Country: Pakistan
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During the British period Kohat was the headquarters of Kohat District in Punjab (before 1901) and later in North West Frontier Province (1901 to 1947).


In 1873, a third class municipality was established consisting of 16 members.

Historical events

Mollie Ellis from Kohat cantonment was kidnapped by Afridi tribesmen from the Khyber Pass region on 14 April 1923. The rescue expedition included Mrs Lilian Starr, matron at the Peshawar Mission Hospital. For more details see:

Military history

Battle of Kohat 1850

FIBIS resources

External Links

Historical books online

  • "Kohat District" page 166 A list of inscriptions on Christian tombs or monuments in the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Kashmir and Afghanistan possessing historical or archaeological interest Part 1 by Miles Irving (1910) Hathi Trust Digital Library