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". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. 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. Archived from the original on 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  6. "Ghazni". Retrieved 2007-07-15.
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