Haripur is a green valley, rich in fruits  and vegetables, and serves as the base  market for the mountainous cities of  Abbottabad and Mansehra and the rest  of Hazara Division. The main language  spoken in Haripur is Hindko, which is  related to languages like Punjabi,  Potohari, Gojri and Urdu. Haripur is  famous for its guavas . Khanpur, one of  the main areas of Haripur, is famous for  its red blood oranges. Haripur is the  main town of Haripur District, one of  the five districts that used to comprise  Hazara Division - namely Haripur,  Abbottabad, Mansehra, Batagram and  Kohistan. Several miles to the south of Haripur lies the ancient Buddhist  university town of Taxila. To the north is the world's largest rockfilled  dam, the Tarbela Dam, the bulwark of Pakistan's power generation and  irrigation system. Also to the south lies the picturesque Khanpur Dam,  which supplies drinking water to Islamabad and Rawalpindi.  Close to the city of Haripur also lies the industrial area of Hattar.  Another major industrial complex lying at the outskirts of the city is  the Telephone Industries of Pakistan (TIP), the biggest telephone  factory in Asia.[citation needed] Located just next to TIP is National  Radio Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC).  Welcome © ApnaHaripur.Com All Rights Reserved 2011 ApnaHaripur.Com Designed By: Apna Haripur Team Haripur was founded by the Sikh general Hari Singh Nalwa in 1822 and  became the headquarters of Hazara (until 1853).[3] Hari Singh Nalwa  was appointed by Sikh leader Ranjit Singh as the second Nazim of  Hazara after the first Nazim Amar Singh Majithia was killed by the  local populace at Nara.