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Located along the Indus River in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Tarbela Dam is an earth-filled dam. The dam is located mainly in the Haripur while some area of the dam is located in the Swabi.

The Tarbela Dam is at a distance of 30 kilometers from Swabi. By structural volume, Tarbela Dam is the largest dam. Tarbela Dam is also the largest earth-filled dam in the world.

Tarbela Dam was designed to store water from the Indus River for irrigation purposes, flood control, and the generation of hydroelectricity power. The construction of the dam was completed in 1976. The Tarbela dam is 143 meters high above sea level. Tarbela Lake is the reservoir of Tarbela Dam. The lake has a surface area of 250 square kilometers approximately.

The main objective of the Tarbela Dam was to supply water for irrigation by storing the flow of water during the monsoon season. The Tarbela dam has the capacity of generating 4,888 MW of hydroelectric power.

The Tarbela Dam is a great asset to Pakistan. The scenic view of the dam and alluring sight is an enticing experience. Some of the hotels near the Tarbela Dam are Zam Zam Refreshment Corner Jammu, Tarbela Dam Officer Rest House, and Mahaban Hotel and Restaurant.

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