Bādghīs (Persian/Pashto: بادغیس) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in northwestern Afghanistan, between the Murghab and Hari rivers. It goes as far northward as the edge of the desert of Sarakhs.
Province of Afghanistan
A village in Badghis
Location within Afghanistan
Districts prior to 2005 realignment
|Provincial seat||Qala i Naw|
|• Governor||Dilbar Jan Arman Shinwari|
|• Total||20,591 km2 (7,950 sq mi)|
|• Water||0 km2 (0 sq mi)|
|• Density||20.9/km2 (54/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166-2 code||AF-BDG|
The province was one of the last captured by the Taliban in their military offensive before the American invasion in 2001. TheTajik people of the province never welcomed the Pashtun Taliban. The province was quickly retaken by Northern Alliance forces.
Agriculture is the main source of people's income. The Murghab and Hari rivers makes the land suitable for farming. The province had a bad drought in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This has gotten better. Badghis is the biggest in pistachio production in Afghanistan. It is also one of the carpet-making capitals of the country.
- Afghanistan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development: Badghis Provincial Profile
- "Qala-i-Naw Airport at the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation".