Bamyan Province facts for kids
The location of Bamiyan Province within Afghanistan
|• Total||14,175 km2 (5,473 sq mi)|
|• Density||27.323/km2 (70.766/sq mi)|
|Main languages||Dari Persian (Hazaragi variety)|
Bamyan Province (Persian: بامیان) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the centre of the country. Its capital is also called Bamyan. Most of the people are Hazaras, with 16% Sadat, 25% Tajiks, and fewer Pashtuns and Tatars. Bamyan is the largest province in the Hazarajat region of Afghanistan.
The current governor of the province is Habiba Sarabi. She is Afghanistan's first and, so far, only female governor.
|Kahmard||Kahmard||32,200||Transferred from Baghlan in 2005|
|Sayghan||Sayghan||21,200||Transferred from Baghlan and created within Kahmard District in 2005|
Bamiyan is famous for its potatoes.
Bamyan Province has the only university, Bamiyan University in the area.
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One of the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Buddhism was widespread in the region before the Islamic conquest of Afghanistan.
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