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Samangan Province

Samangan is located north to the Hindu Kush mountain region in the northwest of Afghanistan. The province has a covering area of 11,262 km² and it is divided into 5 districts and has 674 villages. The city of Samangan is the administrative…
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Nuristan Province

The territory was previously known as “Kafiristan” which means “Land of the Infidels” as the main population of the region was follower of an animist religion which was a branch of ancient Hinduism with little variation. Then in 1895, the…
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Nangarhar Province

Nangarhar is located in the east of Afghanistan and has a covering area of 7,727 km². The province is compromised of 23 districts that are further divided into hundreds of villages. The city of Jalalabad serves as the provincial capital.…
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Paktika Province

Paktika is located in the South East of Afghanistan; it was part of larger Loya Paktika region. It has a covering area of 19,482 km² and is divided into 15 districts which are further divided into hundreds of villages. The most populous…
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Laghman Province

In the historical texts the area has been called by various names like “Lampaka”, “Lamghan” & “Lamghanat”. Laghman is located in the East of Afghanistan and has an area of 3,843 km², it is comprised of 5 districts which are further…
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Parwan Province

The name of the province came from an old town whose location is unknown. The town existed in ancient history and it was near to Hindu Kush Mountains. The Parwan province is located in central Afghanistan and covers an area of 5,974 km²; it…
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Panjshir Province

Panjshir gained its recognition as an independent province in 2004 after being separated from the neighbouring Parwan province. It is situated in the northeast of Afghanistan and has 3,610 km² of covering area. It is divided into 7…
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Nimruz Province

Previously the area was known as Chakhansur. In 1968, the province was separated and formed two provinces; Nimruz and Farah. Nimruz is a Persian word which means “Half Day” or “Mid-day”. The province is situated in the southwest of…
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Logar Province

Logar is located in central Afghanistan with a covering area of 3,880 km²; it contains seven districts that are further divided into hundreds of villages. The major part of the province is flat area; the Logar River enters the province from…
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Paktia Province

Pakita is a part of  the “Loya Paktia” region, which means “Greater Paktia”. The province is located in the south east of Afghanistan with a covering area of 6,432 km² which is mainly a mountainous terrain; it is divided into 11 districts…
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