Jehangira (جہانگیرا) is a town in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is situated on the banks of River Kabul, which divides Jehangira into two union councils and districts. Eastern Jehangira is under Swabi district while western Jehangira is under the administration of Nowshera District. Tehsils & Unions in the District of Swabi - Government of Pakistan
In 1818 during Ranjit Singh invasion on Peshawar valley, Sikhs badly ruined Jehangira. But soon after, the Chieftain Abbas Khan Khattak, succeeded in reconciliation with Sikhs, as a result, Khattaks and Awans stopped resistance against Sikhism and returned to their homes with peace. Sikhs built an army post inside Jehangira to control the area and launched boats service across the river to connect the area with Peshawar.
During British colonialism, as like their predecessors, they built a check post and police station at the bank of Kabul River and fastened a Pontoon bridge over the river. Since the Pakistan Movement which led to the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the local government of Pakistan has been using the British's check-post as "Jehangira Police Station" and in 1970 an enforced hollow-core concrete bridge was constructed over the River, known as Jehangira bridge. The bridge first time came under water for few hours on 30 July, during 2010 floods.
As the time passed, the village became more populated, most of the adjacent areas overlapped edge to edge, as a result many new markets and industries emerged in the area and Jehangira arose as "Jehangira town".
On July 3, 2005, the North-West Frontier Province government had announced the delimitation of union council Jehangira, which merged it with Nowshera district from Swabi district and renamed it Jehangira-2.
Jehangira village (Dist. Swabi): Also known as Pushtoons Village because of Pushto language, this is the fundamental population of the town since 1681. Population of 40 thousand and leading by Ch. Imdad Ullah who is serving them for long time. And in 2005 election Muhammad Ismail Khan was elected as Nazim of Union council jehangira. And in Local Body election Imdadullah elected as district member and muhammad ismail khan elected as tehsil member of jehangira.
Mardgan village(Dist. Swabi): Secondary population resided by Sikh-Raj in 1818 for the purpose of boating services in Kabul River. "Mardgan" is a Pushto word which means "Boatmen or Sailors"; majority of the people of this village speak Hindko but all of them are not Margan or "Boatmen", while some pushtoon families are also found among them.
New hamlets (Dist. Swabi): There are some newly populated areas like Mera, Kodray, Hayatabad, New-Nehr, ismail abad, Marab, Budai-Kamar, Garha, Karkhana, Zorh Nehr, Shekh baba and Mia-Esa road etc.
Dubandi Bazaar (Dist. Nowshera): Located near the junction of Swabi road with historical highway Jurnaily Road. In the beginning, there were few temporary shelters for foodstuffs and tea sellers at bus stand and Railway station of Jehangira. Gradually, as the population grew up, Dubandi became a real bazaar and a famous shopping center in the area.
Dherri Khattak (Dist. Nowshera): Located in the north near Jehangira railway station, famous for Volleyball game. The majority of Dehri Khattak is Hindko speak.
Imdad ullah khan (ex nazim and elected district member)
HAJI RAJ WALI KHAN (LATE)
FAMOUS PERSONALITIES OF JEHANGIRA. Abbas khattak (Air chief Marshall). Muhammad Ismail khan(elected tehsil member and District president (NPCIH) . Imdad ullah(district member). Bhai khan family.(RAJ WALI KHAN) Maulana Abdul khanan dubandi (Marhoom).