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Encyclopedia > Jowzjan province

Jowzjan province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country. Its capital is Sheberghan. Image File history File links map of province of Afghanistan File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Afghanistan consists of 34 provinces, or velayat: Map showing provinces of Afghanistan Badakhshan Province Badghis Province Baghlan Province Balkh Province Bamiyan Province Daikondi Province - northern part of Oruzgan Province - established March 28, 2004 Farah Province Faryab Province Ghazni Province Ghowr Province Helmand Province Herat Province Jowzjan Province Kabul Province Kandahar... Sheberghan (also translated as Shebirghan) is the capital city of the northern Jowzjan Province in Afghanistan. ...


The famous pupil of the Avicenna, Abu Ubaid al-Juzjani was from here. Avicenna was the greatest of the medieval Islamic physicians, whose work had a direct impact on the Renaissance. ... Abu Ubaid al-Juzjani was a Persian physician from Juzjan in Afghanistan. ...



Provinces of Afghanistan Flag of Afghanistan
Badakhshan | Badghis | Baghlan | Balkh | Bamiyan | Daikondi | Farah | Faryab | Ghazni | Ghowr | Helmand | Herat | Jowzjan | Kabul | Kandahar | Kapisa | Khost | Konar | Kunduz | Laghman | Lowgar | Nangarhar | Nimruz | Nurestan | Oruzgan | Paktia | Paktika | Panjshir | Parvan | Samangan | Sar-e Pol | Takhar | Vardak | Zabul

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Helmand Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (588 words)
Helmand (Persian: هلمند) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan.
In response, British troop levels in the province were increased, and new encampments were established in Sangin and Gerishk.
News reports identified the insurgents involved in the fighting as a mix of Taliban fighters and warring tribal groups, primarily the Ishakzai and Alikozai, who are heavily involved in the province's lucrative opium trade [3].
Herat Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (691 words)
The province was one of the first major battlegrounds in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and remained an active area of guerrilla warfare throughout, with local military commander and mujahideen Ismail Khan leading resistance to Soviet rule from 1979 until the Soviet withdrawal in 1988 (see the article on the city of Herat for details).
When the Soviets withdrew, Khan became the governor of the province, in which position he remained until the Taliban took control of the province in 1995.
The province is currently (as of November 2003) ruled more or less autocratically by Khan, despite some attempts by the interim central government (headed by Hamid Karzai) to weaken the power of local strongmen.
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