Bab-e-Khyber

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Bab-e-Khyber
(Khyber Gate)
باب خیبر
Bab-e-Khyber.jpg
The Khyber Gate, in April 2014
Bab-e-Khyber is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Bab-e-Khyber
Bab-e-Khyber
Location within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Bab-e-Khyber is located in Pakistan
Bab-e-Khyber
Bab-e-Khyber
Location within Pakistan
Coordinates34°00′09″N 71°22′48″E / 34.0025°N 71.3800°E / 34.0025; 71.3800Coordinates: 34°00′09″N 71°22′48″E / 34.0025°N 71.3800°E / 34.0025; 71.3800
LocationKhyber Pass, Jamrud Subdivision, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
BuilderGovernment of Pakistan
TypeGateway
Completion date1964

The Bab-e-Khyber (Pashto and Urdu: باب خیبر; transl. 'Khyber Gate')[1] is a monument situated at the entrance of the Khyber Pass in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The gate is located immediately west of Peshawar, with the historic Jamrud Fort lying adjacent to it.[1]

Gate introduction[edit]

Plaque commemorating the monument’s inauguration in 1965.

The gate was built in 1964 by the military government of Ayub Khan. Khyber Gate is considered to be the most famous post-independence structure in Khyber Agency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Beyond Bab-e-Khyber Naveed Hussain 22 January 2012 Express Tribune Retrieved 29 May 2014