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2500+ Years Old City in Pakistan, ‘Taxila’ Considered as one of the most Ancient City of the World

In Pakistan, there are several World Heritage Sites, and Taxila is one of them. It is located 31 kilometres west of Islamabad and 36.40 kilometres northwest of Rawalpindi on the Grand Trunk Road. Other nearby cities are Hassanabdal, Khanpur, and Wah. Taxila and Wah Cantt are twin cities. According to the 1998 census, it has a population of 151000 people.

Taxila is one of the Rawalpindi district’s seven tehsils. It is a city on the outskirts of Punjab’s Potohar plateau. Taxila, also known as Takshashila in the past, is a city that dates back to the fifth century BCE. Taxila’s recorded history begins in the sixth century BC, when this Gandharan monarchy became a part of Persia’s Achaemenid Empire.

The city has an overall Punjabi culture, with people understanding both English and Urdu but speaking Punjabi with a particular accent local to the region. The city’s dressing and food are greatly affected by those in the Punjab province as a whole, and the one aspect that helps identify this city from the rest of Pakistan’s cities is not its food, native clothes, or language, but its history. Taxila’s culture is greatly affected by the city’s strong historical history.

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