city in Afghanistan

Ghazni (Persian/Pashto: غزنی - Ġaznī; historically known as غزنین / Ġaznīn and غزنه / Ġazna) is a city in central-east Afghanistan. It is the capital of Ghazni Province.


The Old City of Ghazni
The Old City of Ghazni
Ghazni is located in Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 33°32′57″N 68°25′24″E / 33.54917°N 68.42333°E / 33.54917; 68.42333Coordinates: 33°32′57″N 68°25′24″E / 33.54917°N 68.42333°E / 33.54917; 68.42333
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceGhazni Province
2,219 m (7,280 ft)
 • City270,000
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+4:30

Just like other cities of Afghanistan, Ghazni is very old and has seen many military invasions.



The city has a number of public schools.


Ghazni City is located in an area of extreme drought. In 2007, one of the gates on a fifty-year-old dam on the Jikhai River broke. This worried the people of Ghazni city about the water supply. The dam serves as a good source of irrigation water to Ghazni City and the surrounding agricultural areas.[3][4] Nearby rivers have a history of flooding and causing severe damage and death,[5] though efforts have begun to fix this.[6]

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References and footnotesEdit

  1. Afghan City Gauges Toll After Taliban Siege . Wall Street Journal.
  2. "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  3. "Ghazni's Zanakhan Dam damaged". Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  4. Heavy water flow damages Ghazni's Zanakhan Dam Mar 15 2007, Pajhwok Afghan News
  5. "Jikhai River Dam burst swamps Ghazni city of Afghanistan". Pakistan Times. Retrieved 2007-07-15.[dead link]
  6. "Ghazni". Retrieved 2007-07-15.
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