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A Brief overview of Afghanistan & it’s Provinces

Afghanistan is located in the heart of South Asia with 252,000 square miles in total covering area. The approximate population of the country is 33 Million. Afghanistan has no coast attached to it and is the ninth largest landlocked country on the world. The nearest coast is the Arabian Sea which is approximately 480 KM to the South. This country provides some important routes which help in connecting southern and eastern Asia with Europe and Middle East. There are six neighbouring countries that share borders with Afghanistan, these include: Pakistan, China, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan. The longest border Afghanistan shares is with Pakistan, which has the length of 1,510 Miles. On the other hand, we share the shortest border with China which has the length of 220 Miles.

There are 34 provinces of Afghanistan and each province has number of districts & villages. Each province has its own provincial Governor who is responsible for looking after the social services like enhancing education system, improving healthcare & social industry and developing a sustainable infrastructure for provincial economic growth. The Provincial Governors are appointed by the President of Afghanistan; these governors have a critical role in the development and reconstruction of Afghan states. Below is the list of province along with the capital, approximate population, area, count of districts and U.N region.

Province Capital Approx Population Area (km²) Districts U.N. Region
Badakhshan Fayzabad                         1,112,319              44,059 29 North East Afghanistan
Badghis Qala i Naw                             579,981              20,591 7 West Afghanistan
Baghlan Puli Khumri                         1,069,526              21,118 16 North East Afghanistan
Balkh Mazar-i-Sharif                         1,584,879              17,249 15 North West Afghanistan
Bamyan Bamyan                             522,971              14,175 7 Central Afghanistan
Daykundi Nili                             545,184              18,088 8 South West Afghanistan
Farah Farah                             593,996              48,471 11 West Afghanistan
Faryab Maymana                         1,169,854              20,293 14 North West Afghanistan
Ghazni Ghazni                         1,437,682              22,915 19 South East Afghanistan
Ghor Chaghcharan                             806,863              36,479 10 West Afghanistan
Helmand Lashkargah                         1,525,843              58,584 13 South West Afghanistan
Herat Herat                         2,250,201              54,778 15 West Afghanistan
Jowzjan Sheberghan                             634,603              11,798 9 North West Afghanistan
Kabul Kabul                         5,402,167                 4,462 18 Central Afghanistan
Kandahar Kandahar                         1,469,300              54,022 16 South East Afghanistan
Kapisa Mahmud-i-Raqi                             515,396                 1,842 7 Central Afghanistan
Khost Khost                             671,771                 4,152 13 South East Afghanistan
Kunar Asadabad                             527,012                 4,942 15 North East Afghanistan
Kunduz Kunduz                         1,196,112                 8,040 7 North East Afghanistan
Laghman Mihtarlam                             520,849                 3,843 5 East Afghanistan
Logar Pul-i-Alam                             458,415                 3,880 7 Central Afghanistan
Nangarhar Jalalabad                         1,791,984                 7,727 23 East Afghanistan
Nimruz Zaranj                             193,539              41,005 5 South West Afghanistan
Nuristan Parun                             172,910                 9,225 7 North East Afghanistan
Paktia Gardez                           818,520                 6,432 11 South East Afghanistan
Paktika Sharana                             645,734              19,482 15 South East Afghanistan
Panjshir Bazarak                             179,362                 3,610 7 North East Afghanistan
Parwan Charikar                             778,194                 5,974 9 Central Afghanistan
Samangan Samangan                             454,160              11,262 5 North West Afghanistan
Sar-e Pol Sar-e Pol                             655,138              16,360 7 North West Afghanistan
Takhar Taloqan                         1,152,768              12,333 16 North East Afghanistan
Urozgan Tarinkot                             460,182              12,696 6 Central Afghanistan
Wardak Maidan Shar                             696,896                 9,934 9 Central Afghanistan
Zabul Qalat                            405,602               17,343 9 South East Afghanistan

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