province of Afghanistan
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.
|Coordinates (Capital): 33°30′N 68°00′E / 33.5°N 68°ECoordinates: 33°30′N 68°00′E / 33.5°N 68°E|
|• Governor||Ishaq Akhundzada|
|• Deputy Governor||Sayed Hanif (Ebadah Agha)|
|• Total||22,460 km2 (8,670 sq mi)|
|• Density||62/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Time)|
|ISO 3166 code||AF-GHA|
|Main languages||Dari and Pashto|
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.
|District name||District Center||Ethnical data(%)|
|Ab Band||Haji Khel||100% Pashtun|
|Ajristan||Sangar||97% Hazara, 3% Pashtun|
|Dih Yak||Ramak||89% Pashtun, 11% Tajik|
|Ghazni||Ghazni||50% Tajik, 25% Hazara, 25% Pashtun|
|Jaghatu||Gul Bahawari||88% Hazara, 22% Pashtun|
|Khwaja Umari||Kwaja Umari||45% Hazara, 35% Tajik and 20% Pashtun|
|Muqur||Muqur||85% Pashtun, 15% Tajik|
|Nawur||Du Abi||100% Hazara|
|Qarabagh||Qarabagh||50% Hazara, 40% Tajik, 10% Pashtun|
|Rashidan||Rashidan||96% Pashtun, 4% Hazara|
|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.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "د نږدې شلو ولایاتو لپاره نوي والیان او امنیې قوماندانان وټاکل شول". November 7, 2021.
- ↑ "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2021-22" (PDF). nsia.gov.af. National Statistic and Information Authority (NSIA). April 2021. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
- ↑ Ethnic demographic statistics taken from http://www.aims.org.af Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine