Cantonment
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A cantonment is a temporary or semi-permanent military or police quarters. The word cantonment is derived from the French
French language
French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the regions of Quebec and Acadia in Canada, and by various communities elsewhere. Second-language speakers of French are distributed throughout many parts...

 word canton meaning corner or district, as is the name of the Cantons of Switzerland
Cantons of Switzerland
The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the member states of the federal state of Switzerland. Each canton was a fully sovereign state with its own borders, army and currency from the Treaty of Westphalia until the establishment of the Swiss federal state in 1848...

. In South Asia
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, the term cantonment also describes permanent military stations. Cantonments can be found in Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bangladesh , officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south...

, India
India
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, Pakistan
Pakistan
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, South Africa
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, Singapore
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, Ghana
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, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. Known until 1972 as Ceylon , Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the...

 and Nepal
Nepal
Nepal , officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India...

. In United States military
Military of the United States
The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States. They consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.The United States has a strong tradition of civilian control of the military...

 parlance, a cantonment is an essentially permanent residential (i.e.
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A cantonment is a temporary or semi-permanent military or police quarters. The word cantonment is derived from the French
French language
French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the regions of Quebec and Acadia in Canada, and by various communities elsewhere. Second-language speakers of French are distributed throughout many parts...

 word canton meaning corner or district, as is the name of the Cantons of Switzerland
Cantons of Switzerland
The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the member states of the federal state of Switzerland. Each canton was a fully sovereign state with its own borders, army and currency from the Treaty of Westphalia until the establishment of the Swiss federal state in 1848...

. In South Asia
South Asia
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities , also includes the adjoining countries to the west and the east...

, the term cantonment also describes permanent military stations. Cantonments can be found in Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bangladesh , officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

, Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

, South Africa
South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country in southern Africa. Located at the southern tip of Africa, it is divided into nine provinces, with of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans...

, Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

, Ghana
Ghana
Ghana , officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south...

, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. Known until 1972 as Ceylon , Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the...

 and Nepal
Nepal
Nepal , officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India...

. In United States military
Military of the United States
The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States. They consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.The United States has a strong tradition of civilian control of the military...

 parlance, a cantonment is an essentially permanent residential (i.e. barracks
Barracks
Barracks are specialised buildings for permanent military accommodation; the word may apply to separate housing blocks or to complete complexes. Their main object is to separate soldiers from the civilian population and reinforce discipline, training and esprit de corps. They were sometimes called...

) section of a fort or other military installation such as Fort Hood.

The term is often abbreviated to "cantt."

Campaigning

During a campaign, cantonments are places of encampment formed by troops for a more permanent stay, or while in winter quarters. For example at the start of the Waterloo campaign in 1815, while the Duke of Wellington's
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS , was an Irish-born British soldier and statesman, and one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century...

 headquarters were in Brussels, most of his Anglo-allied army of 93,000 were cantoned to the south of Brussels.

British India

Many cities in the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
The Indian subcontinent, also Indian Subcontinent, Indo-Pak Subcontinent or South Asian Subcontinent is a region of the Asian continent on the Indian tectonic plate from the Hindu Kush or Hindu Koh, Himalayas and including the Kuen Lun and Karakoram ranges, forming a land mass which extends...

, such as Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad also known as Karnavati is the largest city in Gujarat, India. It is the former capital of Gujarat and is also the judicial capital of Gujarat as the Gujarat High Court has its seat in Ahmedabad...

, Belgaum
Belgaum
Belgaum is a city and a municipal corporation in Belgaum district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is the fourth largest city of the state of Karnataka, the first three being Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad....

, Bangalore
Bangalore
Bengaluru , formerly called Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bangalore is nicknamed the Garden City and was once called a pensioner's paradise. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city and...

, Ambala
Ambala
Ambala is a city and a municipal corporation in Ambala district in the state of Haryana, India, located on the border of the states of Haryana and Punjab in India. Politically; Ambala has two sub-areas: Ambala Cantt and Ambala City, approximately 3 kilometers apart from each other...

, Kanpur, Bathinda, Delhi
Delhi
Delhi , officially National Capital Territory of Delhi , is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest by population in India, next to Mumbai. It is the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population with 16,753,265 inhabitants in the Territory at the 2011 Census...

, Pune
Pune
Pune , is the eighth largest metropolis in India, the second largest in the state of Maharashtra after Mumbai, and the largest city in the Western Ghats. Once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire, it is situated 560 metres above sea level on the Deccan plateau at the confluence of the Mula ...

, Sialkot
Sialkot
Sialkot is a city in Pakistan situated in the north-east of the Punjab province at the foothills of snow-covered peaks of Kashmir near the Chenab river. It is the capital of Sialkot District. The city is about north-west of Lahore and only a few kilometers from Indian-controlled Jammu.The...

, Secunderabad
Secunderabad
Secunderabad popularly known as the twin city of Hyderabad is located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh north of Hyderabad. Named after Sikandar Jah, the third Nizam of the Asaf Jahi dynasty, Secunderabad was founded in 1806 AD as a British cantonment...

 , Trichy and Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi , locally known as Pindi, is a city in the Pothohar region of Pakistan near Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. Rawalpindi is the fourth largest city in Pakistan after Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad...

, Meerut was the most important and biggest cantonment in North India after headquarter Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi , locally known as Pindi, is a city in the Pothohar region of Pakistan near Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. Rawalpindi is the fourth largest city in Pakistan after Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad...

. It was established in 1803 and till date it has been the 2nd biggest cantonment in India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. contained large cantonments of the former British Indian Army
British Indian Army
The British Indian Army, officially simply the Indian Army, was the principal army of the British Raj in India before the partition of India in 1947...

. While in the 18th and 19th century cantonments in India were viewed as semi-permanent, by the turn of the 20th century they became permanent garrisons, and were further entrenched as such via the military reforms of Lord Kitchener
Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, ADC, PC , was an Irish-born British Field Marshal and proconsul who won fame for his imperial campaigns and later played a central role in the early part of the First World War, although he died halfway...

 in 1903 and the Cantonments Act of 1924.

India

India currently has 63 cantonments in 17 different states, not including smaller 'sub-cantonments' in the same regional area. Majority of Indian cantonments are spread across Northern, Northwestern and Northeastern India.
The British Army
British Army
The British Army is the land warfare branch of Her Majesty's Armed Forces in the United Kingdom. It came into being with the unification of the Kingdom of England and Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. The new British Army incorporated Regiments that had already existed in England...

 too was positioned for threats from across India's northern frontiers, as when the Great Game was in play in the 19th century. The vast majority of modern Indian Army
Indian Army
The Indian Army is the land based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. With about 1,100,000 soldiers in active service and about 1,150,000 reserve troops, the Indian Army is the world's largest standing volunteer army...

 cantonments date from the British era, though all have been modernized, expanded and reconfigured to suit modern warfare, training requirements and inter-service considerations. A few have, over the decades, also been dissolved and/or combined with other cantonments.
Now the Cantonment Act of 2006 has come into force.

The 63 Cantonment Boards are:
  1. Agra Cantonment
  2. Ahmedabad (Gandhinagar) Cantonment
  3. Ahmednagar Cantonment, Maharashtra
  4. Ajmer Cantonment
  5. Allahabad Cantonment
  6. Almora Cantonment
  7. Ambala Cantonment
  8. Amritsar Cantonment
  9. Aurangabad Cantonment
    Aurangabad cantonment
    Aurangabad Cantonment , is a cantonment town in Aurangabad district in the state of Maharashtra, India.-History:The Aurangabad City was founded in 1610 by Malik Ambar, the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II, on the site of a village called Khadki.In 1653, Prince Aurangzeb son of Shahjahan,...

  10. Babina Cantonment (Jhansi)
  11. Badamibagh Cantonment, Srinagar (Srinagar)
  12. Bakloh Cantonment (Chamba)
  13. Barrackpore Cantonment (Kolkata)
  14. Bareilly Cantonment
  15. Belgaum Cantonment
    Belgaum Cantonment
    Belgaum Cantonment is a cantonment in Belgaum district in the state of Karnataka, India.-Demographics: India census, Belgaum Cantonment had a population of 23,678. Males constitute 59% of the population and females 41%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age....

  16. Chakrata Cantonment (Dehradun)
  17. Dagshai Cantonment (Solan)
  18. Dalhousie Cantonment
    Dalhousie Cantonment
    Dalhousie is a cantonment town in Chamba district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India.-Geography:Dalhousie is located at . It has an average elevation of 1954 metres .-Demographics:...

     (Chamba)
  19. Danapur Cantonment (Patna)
  20. Dehradun Clement Town Cantonment
    Dehradun Cantonment
    Dehradun Cantonment is a cantonment town in Dehradun district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.-Demographics: India census, Dehradun Cantonment had a population of 30,102. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dehradun Cantonment has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than...

     (Dehradun)
  21. Dehradun New Cantonment (Dehradun)
  22. Dehu Road Cantonment
    Dehu Road
    Dehu Road is a cantonment town in Pune district in the state of Maharashtra, India, and lies 27 km northwest of Pune Station along the NH4 Old Pune-Mumbai Highway which connects it to Pune city proper.-Geography:...

     (Pune)
  23. Delhi Cantonment
    Delhi Cantonment
    Delhi Cantonment is one of the three statutory towns that make up the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Its population according to the 2001 Census was 124,452...

  24. Deolali Cantonment (Nashik)
  25. Faizabad Cantonment
  26. Fatehgarh Cantonment
  27. Ferozepur Cantonment
  28. Jabalpur Cantonment
  29. Jalandhar Cantonment
    Jalandhar Cantonment
    Jalandhar Cantonment is a cantonment town in Jalandhar District in the Indian state of Punjab.It is one of the oldest cantonments in India, the construction of which was started in 1848 after the first Anglo-Sikh War, when the British settled in Northern India...

  30. Jalaphar Cantonment ((Darjeeling))
  31. Jhansi Cantonment
  32. Jutogh Cantonment (Shimla)
  33. Kannur Cantonment
  34. Kamptee Cantonment (Nagpur)
  35. Kanpur Cantonment
    Kanpur Cantonment
    Kanpur Cantonment is largest cantonment in India which is military cantonment in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India,The Kanpur Cantonment was established in the year 1811 and is situated on the right bank of river Ganges and is bound by Kanpur city area on the remaining three sides. The area of the...

  36. Kasauli Cantonment (Solan)
  37. Khadki Cantonment
    Khadki
    There is also an Andean instrument called the Kirki.Khadki is a city neighbourhood of Pune. It has an army base, two ordinance factories and several breweries....

     (Pune)
  38. Khasyol Cantonment (Kangra)
  39. Landour (Mussoorie) Cantonment
    Landour
    Landour , a small cantonment town contiguous with Mussoorie, is about from the city of Dehradun in the northern state of Uttarakhand in India. The twin towns of Mussoorie and Landour, together, are a well-known British Raj-era hill station in northern India. Mussoorie-Landour was widely known as...

     (Mussoorie)
  40. Lansdowne Cantonment
    Lansdowne, Garhwal
    Lansdowne is a cantonment town in Pauri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.-History:Originally known as, Kaludanda, after Kalun and Danda in local language, Lansdowne was founded and named after then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne in 1887, and by 1901 it had a population of 3943...

     (Pauri Garhwal)
  41. Lebong Cantonment (Darjeeling)
  42. Lucknow Cantonment
  43. Mathura Cantonment
  44. Meerut Cantonment
  45. Mhow Cantonment
  46. Morar Cantonment (Gwalior)
  47. Nagrota Cantonment, Jammu (Jammu)
  48. Nainital Cantonment
    Nainital Cantonment
    Nainital Cantonment is a cantonment town in Nainital district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, close to the hill station of Nainital. Established in the year 1878, today the Nainital Cantonment is a Class IV cantonment.-Demographics:...

  49. Nasirabad (Ajmer) Cantonment (Ajmer)
  50. Pachmarhi Cantonment
  51. Patiala Cantonment
  52. Pune Cantonment
    Pune Cantonment
    Pune Cantonment , also known as Pune Camp, is a military cantonment located in Pune, Maharashtra in India. It was established in 1918 for accommodating troops of the British Indian Army. The cantonment houses many military establishments. It is also known for its many shopping locations like MG...

  53. Ramgarh Cantonment
    Ramgarh Cantonment
    Ramgarh Cantonment is a cantonment town in Ramgarh district earlier a part of Hazaribagh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. On 12 September 2007, it became a new district taking the total count of district in state to 24....

  54. Ranikhet Cantonment (Almora)
  55. Roorkee Cantonment
    Roorkee Cantonment
    Roorkee Cantonment is a cantonment town, in Roorkee, Haridwar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and is one of country's oldest cantonments established in 1853, and the headquarters of Bengal Engineer Group since 1853.-History:...

  56. Sagar Cantonment
  57. Secunderabad Cantonment
    Secunderabad Cantonment Board
    Secunderbad Cantonment Board is the civic administration agency for the city of Secunderabad, India.Large parts of Secunderabad city and some parts of the Hyderabad city come under the jurisdiction of the Secunderabad Cantonment Board due to the large military presence, existing right from the...

  58. Shahjahanpur Cantonment
  59. Shillong Cantonment
  60. St. Thomas Mount - Pallavaram Cantonment (Chennai)
  61. Subathu Cantonment (Solan)
  62. Varanasi Cantonment
  63. Wellington Cantonment
    Wellington Cantonment
    Wellington is a cantonment town in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu. It is the Regimental Centre for the Madras Regiment of the Indian Army. One of its most famous residents was Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who died in the town on June 27, 2008....

     (Ootty)


Former Cantonments:
  1. Udhampur Cantonment
  2. Batinda Cantonment
  3. Kapurthala Cantonment
    Kapurthala Cantonment
    Kapurthala Cantonment is a cantonment in the Punjab state of India. It is adjacent to the town of Kapurthala. In addition to having residence and offices of military personnel, the Kendriya Vidyalaya school is situated at the Kapurthala Cantonment....

  4. Chandimandir Cantonment
    Chandimandir Cantonment
    Chandimandir Cantonment is a Military Station of the Indian Army, generally referred to as Chandimandir Cantonment, located in Panchkula district, at the foot of the Sivalik Hills adjoining Panchkula city, in the state of Haryana, India. It is the headquarters of the Western Command of Indian Army...

     (Panchkula)
  5. Hisar Cantt
  6. Jaipur Cantonment
  7. Jodhpur Cantonment
  8. Bangalore Cantonment
    Bangalore Cantonment
    The Bangalore Cantonment was a military cantonment of the British Raj based in the Indian city of Bangalore. The cantonment covered an area of 13 square miles, extending from the Residency on the west to Binnamangala on the east and from the Tanneries in the north to Agram in the south. By area,...

  9. Hyderabad (India) Cantonment
  10. Tiruchirappalli Cantonment
    Tiruchirappalli Cantonment
    The Tiruchirappalli Cantonment is a residential neighbourhood in the city of Tiruchirappalli. It originated as a cantonment of the Madras Regiment in the 18th century. Most of the hotels and restaurants and the main tourist office and post office of Tiruchirappalli are located here...

     (Trichy)

Pakistan

  • Abbottabad
    Abbottabad
    Abbottabad is a city located in the Hazara region of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in Pakistan. The city is situated in the Orash Valley, northeast of the capital Islamabad and east of Peshawar at an altitude of and is the capital of the Abbottabad District...

     Cantonment
  • Attock
    Attock
    Attock is a city located in the northern border of the Punjab province of Pakistan and the headquarters of Attock District...

     Cantonment
  • Bannu
    Bannu
    Bannu is the principal city of the Bannu District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is an important road junction and market city. Bannu is a very old city, founded in ancient times; however, the present location of the downtown Bannu was founded by Sir Herbert Edwardes in 1848,...

     Cantonment
  • Bhawalpur Cantonment
  • Chaklala Cantonment
  • Clifton Cantonment
    Clifton Cantonment
    The Clifton Cantonment is a cantonment town of the city of Karachi, in Sindh, Pakistan. It serves as a military base and residential establishment. It was established by the British Indian Army in 19th century British India, and taken over by the Pakistan Army in 1947...

    , Karachi
    Karachi
    Karachi is the largest city, main seaport and the main financial centre of Pakistan, as well as the capital of the province of Sindh. The city has an estimated population of 13 to 15 million, while the total metropolitan area has a population of over 18 million...

  • Dera Ismail Khan
    Dera Ismail Khan
    Dera Ismail Khan is a city in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. It is situated on the west bank of the Indus River, west of Lahore and northwest of Multan. The city is the capital of the district and tehsil of the same name. In Pakistan, its name is often abbreviated to D. I...

     Cantonment
  • Faisal Cantonment
    Faisal Cantonment
    The Faisal Cantonment is a cantonment town of the city of Karachi, in Sindh, Pakistan. It serves as a military base and residential establishment. It was established by the British Indian Army in 19th century British India, and taken over by the Pakistan Army in 1947...

    , Karachi
  • Faisalabad
    Faisalabad
    Faisalabad , formerly known as Lyallpur, is the third largest metropolis in Pakistan, the second largest in the province of Punjab after Lahore, and a major industrial center in the heart of Pakistan. Before the foundation of the city in 1880, the area was very thinly populated. The population has...

     Cantonment
  • Gujranwala
    Gujranwala
    Gujranwala is a industrial city in the north-east of the Punjab province. It is the sixth largest city in Pakistan with a population of approximately 2,661,360 as on 24 June 2011...

     Cantonment
  • Hyderabad Cantonment
  • Jhelum Cantonment
    Jhelum Cantonment
    Jhelum Cantt. or Jhelum Cantonment is cantonment area in Jhelum adjacent to city area. It is one of the important cantonment of Pakistan, which was built during the British rule in 1849 which has grown up into a strong Garrison...

  • Kamra
    Kamra
    Kamra is located in Attock District in the mountainous north of the Punjab, Pakistan. The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and PAF's Minhas Airbase are located in Kamra. It is the biggest air force base in whole of Pakistan...

     Cantonment
  • Karachi Cantonment
    Karachi Cantonment
    The Karachi Cantonment is a cantonment town of the city of Karachi, in Sindh, Pakistan. It serves as a military base and residential establishment. It was established by the British Indian Army in August 1942, and taken over by the Pakistan Army in 1947...

  • Kharian Cantonment
    Kharian Cantonment
    Kharian Cantt. or Kharian Cantonment is one of the largest cantonment of Pakistan. It was built in late 50's with the support of USA as part of the military assistance to Pakistan. Its construction was supervised by the U.S...

  • Khuzdar
    Khuzdar
    Khuzdar or Khozdar is a town located in Khuzdar District in Balochistan, Pakistan. Khuzdar is the capital of Khuzdar District, which was created on 1 March 1974...

     Cantonment
  • Korangi Creek Cantonment
    Korangi Creek Cantonment
    Korangi Creek Cantonment or Korangi Cantonment is a cantonment town of the city of Karachi, in Sindh, Pakistan. It serves as a military base and residential establishment. It was established by the British Indian Army in 19th century British India, and taken over by the Pakistan Army when Britain...

    , Karachi
  • Lahore
    Lahore
    Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and the second largest city in the country. With a rich and fabulous history dating back to over a thousand years ago, Lahore is no doubt Pakistan's cultural capital. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Lahore remains a...

     Cantonment
  • Walton Cantonment: Created out of the southern parts of the original Lahore Cantt., Walton, Lahore
  • Loralai
    Loralai
    Loralai is the principal city of Loralai District in the northeast of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. It was formerly known as Bori. It is four thousand seven hundred feet above the sea level....

     Cantonment
  • Malir Cantonment
    Malir Cantonment
    The Malir Cantonment is a cantonment town of the city of Karachi, in Sindh, Pakistan. It serves as a military base and residential establishment.-History :...

    , Karachi
  • Mangla Cantonment
  • Manora Cantonment
    Manora Cantonment
    The Manora Cantonment is a cantonment town in a small Manora Island, located just south of the Karachi, in Sindh, Pakistan. It serves as a military base and residential establishment. It was established by the British Indian Army in 19th century British India, and taken over by the Pakistan Army...

    , Karachi
  • Mardan
    Mardan
    Mardan , known as The city of hospitality, is a city and headquarters of Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. It is the de facto headquarters of the Yousafzai tribe and the second most populous city in the province, located at 34°12'0N 72°1'60E and an altitude of in the south...

     Cantonment
  • Multan
    Multan
    Multan , is a city in the Punjab Province of Pakistan and capital of Multan District. It is located in the southern part of the province on the east bank of the Chenab River, more or less in the geographic centre of the country and about from Islamabad, from Lahore and from Karachi...

     Cantonment
  • Murree
    Murree
    Murree city is a popular hill station and a summer resort, especially for the residents of Rawalpindi/Islamabad, and for the cities of the province of Punjab, Pakistan...

     Cantonment
  • Nowshera
    Nowshera Cantonment
    Nowshera Cantonment is a cantonment adjacent to Nowshera in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan....

     Cantonment
  • Okara
    Okara, Pakistan
    Okara is the capital city of Okara District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The name Okara is derived from Okaan, a name of a tree, the city is located south-west to the city of Lahore and is famous for its agriculture-based economy and cotton mills...

     Cantonment
  • Ormara
    Ormara
    Ormara is a port city located in the Makran or coastal region of Balochistan Province in Pakistan. It is located 360 km west of Karachi and 230 km east of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea. This port is also mentioned in Periplus of the Erythraean Sea as Oraea.- History :Ormara is an old...

     Cantonment
  • Pano Aqil Cantonment
  • Peshawar
    Peshawar
    Peshawar is the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the administrative center and central economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan....

     Cantonment
  • Quetta
    Quetta
    is the largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. Known as the "Fruit Garden of Pakistan" due to the diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, Quetta is home to the Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, which contains some of the rarest species of wildlife in the...

     Cantonment
  • Rawalpindi
    Rawalpindi
    Rawalpindi , locally known as Pindi, is a city in the Pothohar region of Pakistan near Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. Rawalpindi is the fourth largest city in Pakistan after Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad...

     Cantonment
  • Sanjwal Cantonment
  • Sargodha
    Sargodha
    Sargodha is a city in the Sargodha District of Punjab province, Pakistan.Sargodha is located in the northwest of Pakistan. It is the eleventh largest city of Pakistan and also known as Pakistan's best citrus-producing area. It is an agricultural trade centre with various industries...

     Cantonment
  • Shorkot
    Shorkot
    Shorkot is a city in the Jhang District of Punjab, Pakistan. It is located at 30°50'0N 72°4'0E with an altitude of 131 metres and lies in the centre of the district, serving as the headquarters of Shorkot Tehsil. The Sarfraz Rafiqi Airbase, the third largest in Pakistan, is located here...

     Cantonment (PAF Rafiqui)
  • Sialkot Cantonment
    Sialkot Cantonment
    Sialkot Cantonment is cantonment area in Sialkot adjacent to city area. It is one of the oldest and most important Cantonments of Pakistan. It was established in 1852 by the British Indian Army. As gleaned from the old records, the Sialkot Cantonment is the precursor of Wazirabad Garrison which...

  • Taxila
    Taxila
    Taxila is a Tehsil in the Rawalpindi District of Punjab province of Pakistan. It is an important archaeological site.Taxila is situated about northwest of Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi in Panjab; just off the Grand Trunk Road...

     Cantonment
  • Wah Cantonment
  • Zhob
    Zhob
    -Roads:Zhob is 333 kilometers from Quetta, 225 kilometers from Dera Ismail Khan. However, the road linking with Dera Ismail Khan is for most part fair nowadays track passing through water streams and almost complete road is metalloid....

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Bangladesh

  • Dhaka Cantonment
    Dhaka Cantonment
    Dhaka Cantonment is a cantonment located in the northern part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The headquarters of Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force are situated within this cantonment...

  • Mirpur Cantonment
  • Savar Cantonment
    Savar Cantonment
    Savar Cantonment is a cantonment located in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The 9th infantry division of Bangladesh Army is garrisoned here.-See also:*Military of Bangladesh*Bangladesh Army*Cantonment...

  • Chittagong Cantonemnt
  • Halishahar Cantonment
  • Khagrachari Cantonemnt
  • Ghagra Cantonment
  • Rangamati Cantonment
  • Qadirabad (Natore) Cantonment
  • Jessore Cantonment
  • Jahanabad (Khulna) Cantonment
  • Rajshahi Cantonment
  • Bogra Cantonment
    Bogra Cantonment
    Bogra Cantonment is a cantonment located in Bogra, a northern district of Bangladesh. Among the 16 other cantonments of the Military of Bangladesh Bogra Cantonment is very important. The Armoured Corps Center & School , and the Non Commissioned Officers Academy of Bangladesh Armed Forces are...

  • Rangpur Cantontment
  • Sayedpur Cantonment
  • Ghatail Cantonment
  • Mymensing Cantonment
  • Jalalabad (Sylhet) Cantonment
  • Mainamati (Comilla) Cantonment
  • Zamuna satu(Tangail)cantonment

Afghanistan

The former Sherpur Cantonment
Sherpur Cantonment
Sherpur Cantonment, or the British Cemetery, is located in Kabul, Afghanistan.The place used to be a British military camp or Cantonment, the site of the 1879 Siege of the Sherpur Cantonment in the Second Anglo-Afghan War....

 in Kabul
Kabul
Kabul , spelt Caubul in some classic literatures, is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan. It is also the capital of the Kabul Province, located in the eastern section of Afghanistan...

, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 - site of the 1879 Siege of the Sherpur Cantonment
Siege of the Sherpur Cantonment
The Siege of the Sherpur Cantonment was a battle fought in December 1879, during the Second Anglo-Afghan War.On 3 September 1879 Sir Pierre Cavagnari, the British Resident in Kabul, and his escort were massacred by mutinous Afghan troops, initiating the second phase of the Second Anglo-Afghan War.A...

 in the Second Anglo-Afghan War
Second Anglo-Afghan War
The Second Anglo-Afghan War was fought between the United Kingdom and Afghanistan from 1878 to 1880, when the nation was ruled by Sher Ali Khan of the Barakzai dynasty, the son of former Emir Dost Mohammad Khan. This was the second time British India invaded Afghanistan. The war ended in a manner...

- is now maintained as a British Military Cemetery.

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