Peshawar (Urdu: پشاور‎; Pashto: پېښور‎; Hindko: پشور) is the capital of the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It also serves as the administrative centre and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Situated in a broad valley near the eastern end of the historic Khyber Pass, close to the border with Afghanistan, Peshawar’s recorded history dates back to at least 539 B.C.E., making it the oldest city in Pakistan and one of the oldest in South Asia.[ Peshawar is the largest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. According to the last census, it is also the ninth-largest city of Pakistan.
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