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The city of Peshawar is a rustic city located in the north west of Pakistan. It is the capital of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan and was founded in 2 AD. The name is Sanskrit which literally translates to “city of men”. It was at one time under Greek influence before being conquered by Arabs and becoming an Islamic city.
The city currently has a population of about 3 million with an annual growth rate of roughly 3%. The majority ethnic group in Peshawar are Pashtuns and Peshawaris. Other groups found in Peshawar include Tajiks, Uzbeks, Punjabis, Persians, Hazaras, Chitralis and Gypsies. The main languages spoken in Peshawar are Pushto, Urdu and Punjabi. The city is a centre of Pashto music, book publishing in Persian as well as Dari music.
The hottest months in Peshawar are from may to September when temperatures fluctuate between 25 degrees and 40 degrees Celsius. The coldest months are November through to March. Rainfall is modest in this region of Pakistan.
Ever since the war against the Al Qaeda terrorist organization begun, the northern regions of Pakistan have become very unsafe and volatile. Travellers to these areas are asked to exercise caution and to keep checking the travel advisories by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs at http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/
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The Shandur Polo Festival is held every year in July. Polo is traditional sport in Pakistan and this festival allows local teams to come together and compete for the annual honours. Foreign teams are also invited to take part in the tournament.
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There are no direct flights from Australian cities to Peshawar. The most viable travel option is to fly indirect. The average direct flight time from Sydney to Peshawar is 14 hours which would make an indirect flight much longer the exact time depending on the connecting arrangements in addition to other factors.