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Peshawar known as Purushapura[?] in the old days of indian history is a city in Northern Pakistan (pop. ca. 570,000), situated at the Eastern end of the Khyber Pass. One of the oldest cities in the country, it has for centuries been a centre of trade between the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan, and central Asia. Industries include textiles, shoes, and pottery. A university is also located there.

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