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Batkhela

Summary
Batkhela (بټ خيله, بٹ خیلہ) is the main tehsil, city and district headquarter of the Malakand District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. According to the 6th Population & Housing Census - the 2017 Census of Pakistan, the population of Batkhela was recorded at 68,200. Batkhela is considered as one of the most popular business cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A water canal that pours into a small dam in Jabban area is the main source of electricity production here. Batkhela General Civil Headquarters Hospital is the main hospital of the district Malakand. Batkhela's main bazaar is more than 2 Kilometres long; there are no intersections (junctions) so there are no traffic lights. Therefore, it is the longest bazaar in Pakistan and also in Asia that has no traffic lights or junctions (intersections) on it. History Etymology During the Ashoka and Kanishka Empires, Batkhela was ruled by a leader named Butt. The name "Batkhela" is, hence, associated with his name.
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