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Balkh

بلخ
Outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan.jpg
Map of Afghanistan with Balkh highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Balkh highlighted
Country  Afghanistan
Capital Mazar-i-Sharif
Area
 • Total 16,186.3 km2 (6,249.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total 1,245,100
 • Density 76.923/km2 (199.230/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4:30
ISO 3166 code AF-BAL
Main languages Dari Persian, Uzbek, Turkmen

Balkh (Persian: بلخ) is a province in the northern part of Afghanistan. Its capital is Mazar-i-Sharif. Most of its people are Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks.

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