Ghazni Province

province of Afghanistan
Coordinates: 33°30′N 68°00′E / 33.5°N 68°E / 33.5; 68

Ghazni (Persian: غزنی‎) (Pashto: غزني‎) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the east of the country. Its capital is Ghazni City.

Ghazni (غزنى)
Province
Country Afghanistan
Capital Ghazni
 - coordinates 33°30′N 68°00′E / 33.5°N 68°E / 33.5; 68
Area 22,915 km² (8,848 sq mi)
Population 931,000 (2002)
Timezone UTC+4:30
Main languages Pashto
Dari Persian
Map of Afghanistan with Ghazni highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Ghazni highlighted

Demographics and geographyEdit

The major ethnic groups in the province are Hazaras, Pashtuns and Tajiks. There are also some Burki, and Uzbeks. Ghazni is made up of 19 districts.

 
Districts of Ghazni. Note: this is the old district map.
District name District Center Ethnical data(%)[1]
Ab Band Haji Khel 100% Pashtun
Ajristan Sangar 97% Hazara, 3% Pashtun
Andar Miray 100% Pashtun
Dih Yak Ramak 89% Pashtun, 11% Tajik
Gelan Janda 100% Pashtun
Ghazni Ghazni 50% Tajik, 25% Hazara, 25% Pashtun
Giro Pana 100% Pashtun
Jaghatu Gul Bahawari 88% Hazara, 22% Pashtun
Jaghori Sange-e-Masha 100% Hazara
Khogyani Khogyani 100% Pashtun
Khwaja Umari Kwaja Umari 45% Hazara, 35% Tajik and 20% Pashtun
Malistan Malistan 100% Hazara
Muqur Muqur 85% Pashtun, 15% Tajik
Nawa Nawa 100% Pashtun
Nawur Du Abi 100% Hazara
Qarabagh Qarabagh 50% Hazara, 40% Tajik, 10% Pashtun
Rashidan Rashidan 96% Pashtun, 4% Hazara
Waghaz Waghaz 100% Pashtun
Zana Khan Dado 100% Pashtun

Some Sikhs and Hindus also live in Ghazni province. During the Taliban regime they fled the country. With the current administration they have returned to Ghazni city.

InfrastructureEdit

Band E Sardeh Dam is located in Andar District near the border with Paktika Province. It creates a large water reservoir that is important to the irrigation of the Kahnjoor farming zone.

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ethnic demographic statistics taken from http://www.aims.org.af