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Attock (Urdu: اٹک) is a city in Punjab (Pakistan), Pakistan. Known as Campbellpur in the British era, Attock witnessed a rapid growth in the 20th century. From the village it was in the early 1900s, it has become a bustling district capital with a population of about 100.000. It is situated on the banks of the river Indus.


Get in[edit]

Attock is an 80km drive from Rawalpindi and 100km from Peshawar. From the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra, it's about 10km.

  • 1 Attock City Junction railway station. Attock City Junction railway station (Q18346510) on Wikidata Attock City Junction railway station on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]


Just a few km outside of Attock city lies the small community of Attock Khurd (Little Attock). Sometimes called "the Gateway to Central Asia", this small town boasts the remains of a 16th century fort, built by Akhbar the Great to protect passage of the Indus. The "Old Attock Bridge" over the river is one of the most strategic and commercial crossings on the Indus river between Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

  • 1 Attock Fort (In Attock Khurd). Built during the reign of Akbar the Great from 1581 to 1583 to protect the passage of the River Indus. Attock Fort (Q3694892) on Wikidata Attock Fort on Wikipedia


There is a lot to do in Attock. Some parks in Attock are:

  • Jinah Park
  • Asfanyar Railway Park
  • Wah Garden



It's traditional to eat peanuts in this district.




Go next[edit]

Taxila is nearby.

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