North-West Frontier Province

(redirected from North-West Provinces)
Also found in: Dictionary.

North-West Frontier Province:

see Khyber PakhtunkhwaKhyber Pakhtunkhwa,
formerly North-West Frontier Province,
province and historic region (1998 pop. 17,554,674), c.41,000 sq mi (106,200 sq km), NW Pakistan, bounded on the N and W by Afghanistan. Peshawar is the capital.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

North-West Frontier Province

a province in N Pakistan between Afghanistan and Jammu and Kashmir: part of British India from 1901 until 1947; of strategic importance, esp for the Khyber Pass. Capital: Peshawar. Pop.: 20 170 000 (2003 est.). Area: 74 522 sq. km (28 773 sq. miles)
References in periodicals archive ?
I have just come back from northern Afghanistan, where the International Committee of the Red Cross is carrying out food distributions to meet the needs of 280,000 people in north and north-west provinces.
IN THE POOR RURAL regions of the Limpopo and North-West provinces of South Africa, struggling farmers are learning to run cattle enterprises that will generate profits while alleviating severe grazing pressure on local country.
Military estimates are that no more than 3,000 were killed or captured, leaving the rest still at large in the north-west provinces of Pakistan or the mountainous Paktia province of Afghanistan.

Full browser ?