The Old City of Ghazni
|Elevation||2,219 m (7,280 ft)|
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. Nearby rivers have a history of flooding and causing severe damage and death, though efforts have begun to fix this.
Notables from GhazniEdit
- Sadiq Ali Khan Tanoli (sons named Feroz Khan, Sanjay Khan, Akbar Khan (director), Indian film actors,
- Hajweri Ghaznawi
- Mahmud of Ghazni
- Hassan Ghaznavi
- Faiz Muhammad Katib Hazara
- Farrukhi Sistani, Manuchehri Damaghani, Abul-fazl Bayhaqi (royal poets and writers who lived during the Ghaznavids period)
Points of interestEdit
References and footnotesEdit
- Afghan City Gauges Toll After Taliban Siege . Wall Street Journal.
- "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
- "Ghazni's Zanakhan Dam damaged". Retrieved 2007-07-15.
- Heavy water flow damages Ghazni's Zanakhan Dam Mar 15 2007, Pajhwok Afghan News
- "Jikhai River Dam burst swamps Ghazni city of Afghanistan". Pakistan Times. Retrieved 2007-07-15.[dead link]
- "Ghazni". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
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