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Bamyan

بامیان
The location of Bamiyan Province within Afghanistan
The location of Bamiyan Province within Afghanistan
Country  Afghanistan
Capital city Bamyan
Area
 • Total 14,175 km2 (5,473 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total 387,300
 • Density 27.323/km2 (70.766/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4:30
Main languages Dari Persian (Hazaragi dialect)

Bamyan Province (Persian: بامیان) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the centre of the country. Its capital city is also called Bamyan. Most of the people are Hazaras, with fewer Tajiks, and Pashtuns. Bamyan is the largest province in the Hazarajat region of Afghanistan.

Politics

Governors

The former governor of the province is Habiba Sarabi. She is Afghanistan's first and, so far, only female governor.

Districts

Districts of Bamyan Province
District Capital Population Area Notes
Bamyan Bamyan 73,200
Kahmard Kahmard 32,200 Transferred from Baghlan in 2005
Panjab Panjab 60,400
Sayghan Sayghan 21,200 Transferred from Baghlan and created within Kahmard District in 2005
Shibar Shibar 26,100
Waras Waras 96,700
Yakawlang Nayak 77,500
Bamyan districts
Districts of Bamyan.


Economy

Agriculture

Bamyanpotatoboy
A small boy in a potato field in Bamyan

Bamiyan is famous for its potatoes.

Education

Bamyan Province has the only university, Bamiyan University in the area.

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