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Nowshera is the chief city of Nowshera district and one of the largest cities situated in KPK Province, Pakistan. It lies on Kabul River and around twenty seven miles due east of the foremost city of Peshawar on the Grand highway.

Nowshera city is notable for its British colonial era cantonment, and is home to the Pakistan Army school of Artillery, school of ASC, ASC centre, Armour centre, armed forces Medical Stores Depot, and school of Armour.

Villages and cities across the District are connected through GT Road. The city is additionally at the junction of Peshawar and Swat Roads.

Nowshera District is bordered by Peshawar District to the west, Mardan District to the north, Charsadda District to the northwest, Swabi District to the northeast, Kohat District to the south, Orakzai Agency to the southwest, and Attock District to the east.

Generally, winters are cold from November to February, and summers are hot from June to August.

The language used by majority of residents is Pashto along with Hindku language in some villages and cities. Urdu language, being the national language of Pakistan, is also spoken, written, and understood.