KOHAT PASS, a mountain pass in the North-West Frontier Province of India, connecting Kohat with Peshawar. From the north side the defile commences at 45 m. S.W. of Fort Mackeson, whence it is about 12 or 13 m. to the Kohat entrance. The pass varies from 400 yds. to ij m. in width, and its summit is some 600 to 700 ft. above the plain. It is inhabited by the Adam Khel Afridis, and nearly all British relations with that tribe have been concerned with this pass, which is the only connexion between two British districts, without crossing and recrossing the Indus (see AFRIDI). It is now traversed by a cart-road.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)