Alpuri is also known as Alpurai. It is the capital city of district of Shangla in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The city is situated at north 34°54′00″ and east 72°39′00″. It is at the height of 1587m. There are schools for boys and girls. There are only two colleges in the town. Both colleges are government Degree College. The town also has just one district hospital.
The town generally has warm temperature and climate. According to the climate classification the city has humid subtropical climate. The city also is extremely humid even in the driest month such as October or December the city has 2mm of precipitation.
The city has face dangers in the recent past. In the November of 2007 the Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e- Shariat-e-Mohammadi captured the headquarters of Alpuri district. The group came from the neighboring area of Swat. The local police fled to the scene along with the volunteers from Uzbek, Tajik and Chechen. The extremist militants left the city at the end of November when the government army troops approached the scene. Alpuri suffered from the shortage of food and other supplies because the attack on the city was such unexpected. Due to the fighting many buildings and schools also suffered loss. The city had lost a lot of resources due to that fighting.
However, the city has developed since its attack and has schools and offices. There is also banking facility. The information of banks in Alpuri is given below.
|Name||Branch Code||Address||Phone Number||ATM Facility|
|National Bank of Pakistan||001||Bazaar Alpurai, Shangla, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||0996-850155||Yes|
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