With a population of 1,970,042 according to the 2017 census, Peshawar is the sixth-largest city of Pakistan. and the largest city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with a population five times higher than the second-largest city in the province.What is the meaning of the name'Peshawar'?
The modern name of the city "Peshawar" is derived from the Sanskrit word "Purushapura" ( Sanskrit: पुरूषपुर Puruṣapura, meaning "City of Men " or “City of Purusha" ). The modern name of the city "Peshawar" comes from the Persian words 'Pesh' - 'Awardan' meaning 'the first coming city.What is the name of the cricket team in Peshawar?
Peshawar's domestic cricket team is Peshawar Panthers, while Peshawar Zalmi represents the city in the Pakistan Super League. In 1975, the first sports complex, Qayyum Stadium was built in Peshawar while Hayatabad Sports Complex was built in early 1990s.Is Peshawar Pashto or Hindko?
The district of Peshawar is overwhelmingly Pashto-speaking, though the Hindko-speaking minority is concentrated in Peshawar's old city, Hindko speakers in Peshawar increasingly assimilate elements of Pashto and Urdu into their speech. Peshawar is overwhelmingly Muslim, with Muslims making up 98.5% of the city's population in the 1998 census.