Mansehra city is located in Mansehra District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is near Abbottabad city.
This city is gateway to China and Silk route on Karakaram High Way and the second largest city in the KPK province having a population of approximately 100,000 people and serving as a catchment area for settlements like Kaghan valley, Batgram, Balkot, Shinkiari and Baffa . These smaller towns depend on Mansehra City for urban facilities, social services, transport and employment.City is mainly famous for its gateway to different toursit points like Saif ul Malook lake, Naran, Gilgit, Skardu etc.
This city is in a province with a literacy rate of 35.41%. The first primary schools in Mansehra district were established in village Behali (1872) and Baffa (1874)and subsequently in Mansehra town in 1892. Nawansher and Sherwan in Hazara also had primary schools con-temporarily( 1870s).
The word Mansehra is actually the Hindi word “Mahaan Sehra” means the flowers in abundance.
The area of Mansehra has been under the rule of various emperors and governments, including Alexander the Great, Ashoka the Great, the Afghans, the Turks and the British Empire.The district has one university, the Hazara University Mansehra and several colleges. Both Government and private colleges had played a major role in the literacy of Mansehra.