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Baghlan Province

province of Afghanistan

Baghlan (Persian/Pashto: بغلان Baġlān) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country. Its capital is Puli Khumri. The name comes from a major town in the province, Baghlan.

Baghlan

بغلان
The location of Baghlan Province within Afghanistan
The location of Baghlan Province within Afghanistan
CountryAfghanistan
CapitalPuli Khumri
Area
 • Total21,112 km2 (8,151 sq mi)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2011-2012)
848,500
LanguagesDari Persian
Pashto

DemographicsEdit

Hazaras, Pashtuns, Tajiks and Uzbeks are living in this Province.[2]

EconomyEdit

AgricultureEdit

Baghlan's primary crops (as of 1974) were cotton and sugar beets. The area also produced grapes, pistachios, and pommegranates. The primary livestock are Karakul sheep.[3]

Other productsEdit

The province also produces silk. Coal is mined in the Karkar Valley.[3]

DistrictsEdit

The districts of Baghlan are:

Districts of Baghlan Province
District Capital Population[1] Area[4] Notes
Andarab 24400 Sub-divided in 2005
Baghlan Annexed into Baghlani Jadid District in 2005
Baghlani Jadid 164100
Burka 50400
Dahana-I-Ghuri 56300
Dih Salah 30500 Created in 2005 within Andarab District
Dushi 64000
Farang Wa Gharu 15900 Created in 2005 within Khost Wa Fereng District
Guzargahi Nur 9700 Created in 2005 within Khost Wa Fereng District
Khinjan 29100
Khost Wa Fereng 60300 Sub-divided in 2005
Khwaja Hijran 22800 Created in 2005 within Andarab District
Nahrin 66100
Puli Hisar 26400 Created in 2005 within Andarab District
Puli Khumri 199700
Tala wa Barfak 28800

PoliticsEdit

GovernorsEdit

The current Governor of Baghlan is Mohammad Akbar Barakzai, appointed 2009.

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.afghaneic.org/Data/CSO%20Population%20Data/Afghanistan%20CSO%20population%20data%201390%20(2011%20-12).pdf
  2. Baghlan province on NPS
  3. 3.0 3.1 Frank Clements. Conflict in Afghanistan: a historical encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO, 2003. ISBN 1851094024, 9781851094028
  4. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers