Faryab Province

province of Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°N 65°E / 36°N 65°E / 36; 65

Fāryāb (Persian: فاریاب) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country. The capital is Maymana. Most of the people are Uzbek.

Faryab (فارياب)
Country Afghanistan
Capital Maymana
 - coordinates 36°N 65°E / 36°N 65°E / 36; 65
Area 20,293 km² (7,835 sq mi)
Population 858,600 (2006) [1]
Density 42.3 /km² (110 /sq mi)
Timezone UTC+4:30
Main languages Uzbek (53.5%)
Dari Persian (27%)
Pashto (13%)
Map of Afghanistan with Faryab highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Faryab highlighted


The Governor of the province is Abdul Haq Shafaq.


Districts of Faryab Province
District Capital Population Area[2] Notes
Andkhoy Sub-divided in 2005
Bilchiragh Sub-divided in 2005
Dawlat Abad 39,000
Ghormach Added to Faryab Province in December 2008 by Presidential decree
Gurziwan Created in 2005 within Bilchiragh District
Khani Chahar Bagh 22,000
Khwaja Sabz Posh
Kohistan 38,200
Maymana 68,000
Pashtun Kot 159,300
Qaramqol 17,100
Qaysar 122,300
Qurghan Created in 2005 within Andkhoy District
Shirin Tagab 65,800


  1. "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
  2. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers