Maidan Shar

city in Wardak province, Afghanistan

Maidan Shar (Pashto: میدان ښار - Maidān Šhār;[1][2][3] Persian: میدان شهر; also Maydan, Meydan, Maidan) is the capital of Wardak Province, Afghanistan. About 35,008 people live in the town as of 2003.[4]

Maidan Shar
میدان شهر
Maidan Shar is located in Afghanistan
Maidan Shar
Maidan Shar
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°27′N 68°47′E / 34.450°N 68.783°E / 34.450; 68.783
ProvinceMaidan Wardak Province
Time zoneUTC+4:30

On 21 January 2019, over 100 people were killed in a terrorist attack.



Most of the people in Maidan Shar do agriculture, livestock, gardening and trade. Many of the people are poor.



By the end of 2008, there were a total of 14 schools with about 9268 students. There were about 275 teachers teaching in these schools.[5]


  • Zarifa Ghafari, former mayor of Maidan Shar, was one of the first female Mayors in Afghanistan [6]


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  6. "Female mayor in Afghanistan says she's waiting for Taliban to 'come ... and kill me'". NBC News. 2021-08-16. Retrieved 2023-10-12.