Attock: Official Travel Guide, Things to See, Picnic Places
Attock formerly Campbellpur, is a city located in northern part of Punjab province of Pakistan the headquarters of Attock District. In the 1901 census, Attock was reported to have had a population of 2866 people, a figure which has grown dramatically during the 20th century with 69,588 reported in the 1998 census and contemporary estimates approaching 100,000.
It is located on the bank of the Indus, 80 km from Rawalpindi, 100 km from Peshawar, and 10 km from the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra.
Just a few km outside of Attock city lies the small community of Attock Khurd. Sometimes called “the Gateway to Central Asia”,
this small town boasts the remains of a 16th century fort, built by Akhbar the Great to protect passage of the Indus.
The “Old Attock Bridge” over the river is one of the most strategic and commercial crossings on the Indus river between Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
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