Hangu’s Transformation From Landmarks to Malls

Hangu's Transformation From Landmarks to Malls - ahgroup-pk

Hangu is the 27th largest city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the third largest city in the Kohat division after Karak and Kohat. This historic city, nestled in a beautiful valley bordering the Samana range, is often called Maranzai Valley, a name that resonates with its rich past.

Hangu City is known for its rich cultural heritage, historical significance, and vibrant traditions. It is famous for its historical sites, including the Hangu Fort, and traditional arts and crafts like pottery, embroidery, and woodworking. If you want to explore the city more, we have your back. Let’s explore this city together.

Miranzai Valley

Miranzai Valley - Hangu - ahgroup-pk

Hangu, also known as Miranzai Valley, is a significant geographical and historical region. It comprises two valleys, draining from the southwest into the Kurram and northeast into the Kohat Tai and divided into upper and lower Miranzai. It extends from the Bangash and Orakzai hills to the Bangashs, playing a crucial role in the city’s development and history.

Teshsils In Hangu

Two Tehsils

  • Hangu ‎
  • Thall

Population Trends

According to the census 2023, the population of Hangu City is 528,902, comprising approximately 48% male and 52% female. The population density is  482.1/km² as per the data of the census 2023.

Annual Population Change:(2017 – 2023)

  • Annual Population Change in Hangu is 0.32%.

Total Area

  • Hangu has a total area of 1380 sq. km.

Tourist Attractions

  • Samana Cant
  • Jaozara
  • Naryab dam
  • Kajory talab
  • Chamba Gul
  • Shahu Khel

Historical Landmarks

Hangu is one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Pakistan. During British rule, many incidents and historical events occurred on this land.

This city has many historical landmarks, mainly;

  • Gulistan Fort
  • Fort Lockhart
  • Samana Fort Lockhart Ground


The climate of Hangu is referred to as a local steppe climate and has a temperature range.

  • There is little rainfall throughout the year, and the average rainfall is 536 mm.
  • The average temperature is 20.7 °C.
  • The highest average temperature is in June, at around 31.1 °C. On the contrary, the lowest average temperature was 9.1 °C in January.


Famous tribes of the Hangu city are:

  • Sunni / Shia Bangash
  • Orakzai Khattak
  • Wazir
  • Paracha
  • Afridi


The principal language of Hangu is Pashto, spoken by 98.95% of the population.

Famous Vegetables

  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Spanish
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Okra

Main Crops

  • Wheat
  • Bajra
  • Barley
  • Maize
  • Rice
  • Groundnut
  • Sugarcane
  • MoongR
  • Apeseed
  • Mustard
  • Grains
  • Canola

Famous Fruits

  • Peach
  • Apricot
  • Nuts
  • Citrus
  • Pears
  • Plum
  • Apple
  • Guava
  • Fig

The Economic Development Model for the District of Hangu

The economic development model for the District of Hangu rests on harvesting its hydrocarbon exploration potential (oil, gas, and coal), industrialization based on the oil and gas services industry, and the Limestone Extraction Hub.

Major Industries

Hangu has Four-Floor mills.

Industrial Zone

Four industrial units are registered and running in that district.

New Development Project in Hangu City

Despite having a lot of potential, the government and investors need to address this historically and economically significant city. In this vision, a renowned AH Group of Companies has led a new development project for Hangu City, the Mall of Hangu, a state-of-the-art commercial project set to redefine the city’s economic landscape.

This project will pave the way for enhancing local commerce and signifies a new era of economic growth and prosperity for the region. As the first of its kind in Hangu, the MOH attracts both residents and visitors alike with its modern amenities, diverse retail offerings, and a promising and bright future.

mall of hangu - MOH - ahgroup-pk

By creating a hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment, AH Group has a precedent for future development and investment in Hangu, marking it as a destination poised for significant economic expansion.


Hangu is not just rich in history and natural beauty, but also in potential. With landmarks like Gulistan Fort, the scenic Samana Valley, and the upcoming Mall of Hangu, developed by AH Group, the city is on the brink of significant economic progress, offering new opportunities and growth.

As a common principle, whenever infrastructure improves, investments increase, paving the way for a prosperous future. This potential city of Pakistan holds promise for residents and investors looking to explore and contribute to its vibrant community.

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