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Beeran Gali
—  Union Council  —
Berin Gali is located in Abbottabad District.
Country  Pakistan
Province North-West Frontier Province
District Abbottabad
Tehsil Abbottabad
Government
 - Nazim Sardar Lal Khan Anwar[1]
 - Naib Nazim Sardar Muhammad Iqbal Khan
Population
 - Total 12,329

Beeran Gali (also known as 'Berin Gali' or 'Baran Gali') is a Union Council of Abbottabad District, in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. [2]

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History

This area was historically known as Baad Burhan and is mentioned by Al Biruni in his famous book Ta'rikh al-Hind, The Chronicles of India, from 1030. Al Biruni describes Baad Burhan as a beautiful area.

Topography

The area is situated between two mountains, Thandiani and Miranjani. It is located at 34°11'40N 73°21'50E and has an average elevation of 2176 metres (7142 feet) above sea-level. [3] The beautiful valley Beerangali is about 20 km from Abbottabad city and it takes you there in 1.5 hours on adventurous Toyota Jeeps.But there is no proper road.

Subdivisions

The Union Council is subdivided into the following areas: Andarseri, Beerangali and Jhafar.[4]

Notable people

  • Sardar Hajji Sadat Khan (late)religious and political figure of Pakistan moment (1880s-1966)
  • Sardar Sher Khan(late) of Bunj, Political Figure of Pakistan Movement.
  • Sardar Sherzaman Khan (late)ex Chairman of Union council Beerangali.
  • Yasir Rehman of Bunj,(Ist civil Engineer of Berin gali).
  • Saradar Lal Khan Anwar, Advocate,Ex District Account officer, District Abbottabad.
  • Sardar Muhammad Irshad, D&A Judge Oggi, Mansehra.
  • Dr. Ejaz M Anwar (FRCP London).[5]
  • Sardar Shahid Rehan (Ph.D Biochemistry).Oulu, Finland.[6]
  • Sardar Sajid Ameen (Captain Pak Army)
  • Naveed Masud Anwar (Engineer)
  • Nasir Rehman Karlal of Bunj,(Ist Telecom Engineer of Berin Gali and Author of "Tareekh-e-Karlal")
  • Sardar Saddique Sahd of Bunj, Famous Political and Social Worker.
  • Sardar Shemraiz Sikander of Bunj,(Major pak Army).

Demographics

Its population numbers about 12,300.[7] Ethnically, the two main tribes are the Karlal or 'Kiraal' and the Quraishi. In popular local lore, the inhabitants of this area are particularly courageous. According to the author of Hazra Gazetteers, the people of this area had not accepted the British rule, and were found to be most resistant till 1947.

References

Coordinates: 34°11′40″N 73°21′50″E / 34.19444°N 73.36389°E / 34.19444; 73.36389

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