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Bamyan
بامیان
Location in Afghanistan
Country  Afghanistan
Province Bamyan Province
Elevation 9,200 ft (2,800 m)
Population
 • Total 61,863
Time zone UTC+4:30

Bamyan (Persian: بامیان Bāmyān), also spelled Bamiyan and Bamian, is the capital of Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. It has about 61,863 people. It is the largest town in the Hazarajat region in central Afghanistan. It is 240 kilometres north-west of Kabul, the national capital.

Education

Bamyan has the region's only university, Bamiyan University.

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