Baghlan Province facts for kids
The location of Baghlan Province within Afghanistan
|• Total||21,112 km2 (8,151 sq mi)|
|• Estimate (2011-2012)||848,500|
Baghlan (Persian/Pashto: بغلان Baġlān) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country. Its capital is Puli Khumri. The name comes from a major town in the province, Baghlan.
The most people are Tajiks at 55% of the population. 20% are Pashtuns, 15% Hazaras, 9% Uzbeks, and the rest are Tatar. Baghlan is also home to a small community of Ismaili Muslims of Tajik stock, led by the Sayeds of Kayan.
Baghlan's primary crops (as of 1974) were cotton and sugar beets. The area also produced grapes, pistachios, and pommegranates. The primary livestock are Karakul sheep.
The province also produces silk. Coal is mined in the Karkar Valley.
The districts of Baghlan are:
|Andarab||24400||Sub-divided in 2005|
|Annexed into Baghlani Jadid District in 2005|
|Dih Salah||30500||Created in 2005 within Andarab District|
|Farang Wa Gharu||15900||Created in 2005 within Khost Wa Fereng District|
|Guzargahi Nur||9700||Created in 2005 within Khost Wa Fereng District|
|Khost Wa Fereng||60300||Sub-divided in 2005|
|Khwaja Hijran||22800||Created in 2005 within Andarab District|
|Puli Hisar||26400||Created in 2005 within Andarab District|
|Tala wa Barfak||28800|
The current Governor of Baghlan is Mohammad Akbar Barakzai, appointed 2009.
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