Jowzjan Province

province of Afghanistan

Jowzjān or Jōzjān or Jawzjan (Persian: جوزجان‎) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the northern area of the country. The capital is Sheberghan.

Jowzjan (جوزجان)
Province
Country Afghanistan
Capital Sheberghan
 - coordinates 36°45′N 66°00′E / 36.75°N 66.00°E / 36.75; 66.00
Area 11,798 km² (4,555 sq mi)
Population 485.300 (2009 [1])
Timezone UTC+4:30
Main languages Uzbek
Turkmen
Persian
Map of Afghanistan with Jowzjan highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Jowzjan highlighted

DemographicsEdit

There are around 485,300 people in the province.

PoliticsEdit

Jowzjan's current governor is Mohammed Aleem Sayee.

DistrictsEdit

Districts of Jowzjan Province
District Capital Population Area[2] Notes
Aqcha Sub-divided in 2005
Darzab
Fayzabad
Khamyab
Khaniqa Created in 2005 within Aqcha District
Khwaja Du Koh
Mardyan
Mingajik
Qarqin
Qush Tepa Created in 2005 within Sheberghan District
Sheberghan Sub-divided in 2005

ReferencesEdit

  1. Central Statistics Office of Afghanistan. "Settled Population of country by Provinces and sex for 2006-2009 years1". Retrieved 2009-11-30.
  2. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers