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The Provinces of Afghanistan (locally recognized as wilayats - ولايت) are the primary administrative divisions of Afghanistan. There are currently thirty-four (34) provinces in the country, with two (Panjshir and Daykundi)having been added in 2004. Each province is further divided into smaller districts. A loya jirga that was held in Kabul, Afghanistan. ... Afghanistan has only intermittently been a republic - between 1973-1992 and from 2001 onwards - at other times being governed by a variety of kings, emirs and (under the mujahideen and Taliban regimes in the 1990s) Islamist rulers. ... Hamid Karzai (Persian: حامد کرزى and Pashto: حامد کرزي) (b. ... The Vice President of Afghanistan is the second highest political position obtainable in Afghanistan. ... Ahmad Zia Massoud is the current vice-president of Afghanistan in the administration of President Hamid Karzai. ... This biographical article needs to be wikified. ... The Cabinet of Ministers of Afghanistan is made of the heads of all the government ministries. ... The National Assembly is Afghanistans national legislature. ... The House of Elders, also natively known as the Meshrano Jirga is the upper house of the bicameral National Assembly of Afghanistan, alongside the Wolesi Jirga (peoples assembly or lower house, the main legislature). ... The House of the People, also known natively as the Wolesi Jirga (from Pashto ulus = tribe and jirga = tent) is the lower house of the bicameral National Assembly of Afghanistan, alongside the House of Elders. ... This article gives information on election and election results in Afghanistan. ... This article lists political parties in Afghanistan. ... After the provinces districts are the second level of administrative subdivisions in Afghanistan. ... This is a table of the current governors of Afghanistan. ... The Afghan Supreme Court (Stera Mahkama) is the court of last resort in Afghanistan. ... Chief Justice of Afghanistan is the head of the Afghan Supreme Court. ... Human Rights in Afghanistan The Bonn Agreement of 2001 established the Independent Afghan Human Rights Commission to investigate human rights abuses and war crimes. ... The foreign relations of Afghanistan, like those of any country, have changed along with the political, sociological, and economic state of the various parts of Afghanistan. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... A wilāyah (Arabic: ولاية) or vilayet (Turkish: vilâyet) or (ولایت in Persian) is an administrative division, usually translated as province. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... After the provinces districts are the second level of administrative subdivisions in Afghanistan. ...


Provincial governments are led by a governor. This is a table of the current governors of Afghanistan. ...


Each province is represented in the government of Afghanistan by two members in the House of Elders. One is elected by the provincial council to a four year term while the second is elected by the district councils to a three year term. Representation in the House of the People is directly from the districts, although in each province, two of the representatives must be women. These are appointed by the President. The politics of Afghanistan are complex and confusing. ... The House of Elders, also natively known as the Meshrano Jirga is the upper house of the bicameral National Assembly of Afghanistan, alongside the Wolesi Jirga (peoples assembly or lower house, the main legislature). ... The House of the People, also known natively as the Wolesi Jirga (from Pashto ulus = tribe and jirga = tent) is the lower house of the bicameral National Assembly of Afghanistan, alongside the House of Elders. ... Afghanistan has only intermittently been a republic - between 1973-1992 and from 2001 onwards - at other times being governed by a variety of kings, emirs and (under the mujahideen and Taliban regimes in the 1990s) Islamist rulers. ...

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Provinces of Afghanistan

Province map of Afghanistan
Provinces of Afghanistan
Province Map # ISO 3166-2:AF[1] Centers Population Area Language Notes
Badakhshan 30 AF-BDS Fayzabad 725,700[2] 44,059 km² Dari Persian Composed of 29 districts
Badghis 4 AF-BDG Qala i Naw 301,000 20,591 km² Pashto Dari Persian Composed of 7 districts
Baghlan 19 AF-BGL Puli Khumri 745,000[2] 21,118 km² Uzbek, Turkmen,Dari Persian Composed of 16 districts
Balkh 13 AF-BAL Mazari Sharif 869,000 17,249 km² Dari Persian Composed of 15 districts
Bamiyan 15 AF-BAM Bamiyan 356,000 14,175 km² Dari Persian and Hazaragi Composed of 7 districts
Daykundi 10 AF-DAY Nili 8,088 km² Dari Persian, Hazaragi and Pashto Composed of 8 districts
Formed from Orūzgān Province in 2004
Farah 2 AF-FRA Farah 338,000 48,471 km² Pashto Dari Persian Baloch and Composed of 11 districts
Faryab 5 AF-FYB Maymana 782,000 20,293 km² Dari Persian, Turkmen and Uzbek Composed of 14 districts
Ghazni 16 AF-GHA Ghazni 931,000 22,915 km² Pashto Dari Persian, Hazaragi and Composed of 19 districts
Ghor 6 AF-GHO Chaghcharan 485,000[3] 36,479 km² Pashto Dari Persian Composed of 10 districts
Helmand 7 AF-HEL Lashkar Gah 745,000[3] 58,584 km² Pashto Composed of 13 districts
Herat 1 AF-HER Herat 1,182,000 54,778 km² Dari Persian Composed of 15 districts
Jowzjan 8 AF-JOW Sheberghan 541,000 11,798 km² Uzbek Dari Persian Composed of 9 districts
Kabul 22 AF-KAB Kabul 3,138,100[4] 4,462 km² Dari Persian,Pashto, Turkmen and Uzbek Composed of 15 districts
Kandahar 12 AF-KAN Kandahar 886,000 54,022 km² Pashto Composed of 16 districts
Kapisa 29 AF-KAP Mahmud-i-Raqi 360,000 1,842 km² Dari Persian Composed of 7 districts
Khost 26 AF-KHO Khost 300,000 4,152 km² Pashto Composed of 13 districts
Kunar 34 AF-KNR Asadabad 321,000[5] km² Pashto Composed of 15 districts
Kunduz 18 AF-KDZ Kunduz 820,000[3] 8,040 km² Uzbek, Turkmen,Dari Persian Composed of 7 districts
Laghman 32 AF-LAG Mihtarlam District 285,680[2] km² Pashto Dari Persian, Pashai and Pashto Composed of 5 districts
Lowgar 23 AF-LOW Pul-i-Alam 292,000 3,880 km² Pashto Dari Persian Composed of 7 districts
Nangarhar 33 AF-NAN Jalalabad 1,089,000[3] 7,727 km² Pashto, Dari Persian Composed of 23 districts
Nimruz 3 AF-NIM Zaranj 149,000[3] 41,0005 km² Balochi, Dari Persian and Pashto Composed of 5 districts
Nurestan 31 AF-NUR Parun km² Nuristani Pashto Composed of 7 districts
Orūzgān 11 AF-ORU Tarin Kowt 400,000 22,696 km² Pashto Composed of 6 districts
Paktia 24 AF-PIA Gardez 415,000 6,432 km² Pashto Composed of 11 districts
Paktika 25 AF-PKA Sharan 352,000 19,482 km² Pashto Composed of 15 districts
Panjshir 28 AF-PAN Bazarak 128,620 3,610 km² Dari Persian Created in 2004 from Parwan Province; composed of 5 districts
Parwan 20 AF-PAR Charikar 726,000[6] 5,974 km² Dari Composed of 9 districts
Samangan 14 AF-SAM Aybak 378,000[3] 11,262 km² Uzbek languageDari Persian Composed of 5 districts
Sar-e Pol 9 AF-SAR Sar-e Pol 468,000[6] 15,999 km² Dari Persian and Uzbek composed of 6 districts
Takhar 27 AF-TAK Taloqan 750,000[6] 12,333 km² Dari Persian and Uzbek Composed of 12 districts
Wardak 21 AF-WAR Meydan Shahr 413,000[6] 8,938 km² Pashto, Dari Persian Composed of 9 districts
Zabul 17 AF-ZAB Qalat 365,920 17,343 km² Pashto Composed of 9 districts

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ISO 3166-2:AF codes for the provinces of Afghanistan. ... Badakhshan (Persian: بدخشان Badakhshān) is one of the provinces of Afghanistan, consisting of 29 districts. ... Fayzabad (also spelled Feyzabad) is the largest city in the Afghan Badakhshan province with around 50. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Badghis province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... , Qala i Naw is a city in Qala i Naw District in the Badghis Province, of north-west Afghanistan. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Categories: Afghanistan geography stubs | Provinces of Afghanistan ... Puli Khumri (or Pul-i-Kumri) (Persian: پل خمری) is a city in Afghanistan. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Balkh is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Mazari Sharif, also known as Mazar-i Sharif or Mazār-e SharÄ«f (Persian: ‎ ), is the fourth largest city of Afghanistan, with population of 300,600 people (2006 official estimate). ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Bamiyan is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... A view of the ruins of the Ancient Bamian City. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Hazaragi is a dialect of the Persian language, with a significant deviation from it to be on the borderline of being a separate language. ... Daykundi (Persian: دایکندی, also spelt Daikondi, DāykondÄ« or Daikundi) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Hazaragi is a dialect of the Persian language, with a significant deviation from it to be on the borderline of being a separate language. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... OrÅ«zgān (Persian and Pashto: اروزگان, also spelt Oruzgan or Uruzgan) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Farah (Persian: ) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... , Farāh (Persian: ) is a city in western Afghanistan. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... The Baloch (Persian: بلوچ alternative transliterations Baluch, Balouch, Balooch, Balush, Balosh, Baloosh, Baloush et al. ... Categories: Stub | Provinces of Afghanistan ... Maymana or Maimana (Persian: میمنه) is the capital of Faryab province, northern Afghanistan, near the Uzbekistan border. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Ghazni is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Ghazni (Persian: غزنی , ÄžaznÄ«) is a city in eastern Afghanistan, with an estimated population of 149,998 people. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Hazaragi is a dialect of the Persian language, with a significant deviation from it to be on the borderline of being a separate language. ... Ghowr province (sometimes spelled Ghor) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Chaghcharan is the capital of Ghowr province in Western Afghanistan. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Helmand (Pashto: هلمند) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. ... , Lashkar Gah (alternative name: Bost) is a city in southern Afghanistan, the capital of Helmand province. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... Herat is a province of Afghanistan; together with Badghis, Farah, and Ghor provinces it makes up the western region of the country. ... Herāt (Persian: ‎ ) is a city in western Afghanistan, in the province also known as Herāt. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Jowzjan province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Sheberghan (also spelled Shebirghan and Shibarghan) is the capital city of the northern Jowzjan Province in Afghanistan. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Kābul (Persian: کابل), situated central region of the country, is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... For other places with the same name, see Kabul (disambiguation). ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... Kandahar or Qandahar (Pashto: قندھار) is one of the largest of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... This article is about the city in Afghanistan. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... KapiÅ›a (=Kapisha) (Persian: کاپيسا) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. ... , The town of Mahmud Raqi (also:Mahmud-i-Raqi,Mahmood-e Raqi)is the capital of Kapisa Province and center of Mahmud Raqi District in Afghanistan. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Khost (Pashto: خوست) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Khost, sometimes spelt Khowst, is a town in Afghanistan, located at 33. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... Kunar (also spelled Konar) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country and on the border with Pakistan. ... Asadabad (or Asad Abad) is a city of Afghanistan, the capital of Kunar province. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... Kunduz is one of the provinces of Afghanistan, centered on the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan, with an area of 7,827 km square, and a population of about 583,000. ... , Kunduz Kunduz (Persian: قندوز) also known as Kundûz, Qonduz, Qondûz, Konduz, Kondûz, Kondoz, or Qhunduz is a city in northern Afghanistan, the capital of Kunduz Province. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... This article is about the province in Afghanistan. ... Mehterlam district is located in the center of Laghman province and consists of the urban centre and 24 major villages (269 sub-villages). ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Pashayi - also known as Pashai - is a language (or a group of languages) spoken in parts of southwestern Afghanistan. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... Lowgar (Pashto: ; frequently Logar) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Nangarhar province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Jalalabad (Persian: Jalālābād) is the capital of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, 150 km east of Kabul near the Khyber Pass. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Nimruz (Persian: نیمروز) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... The city Zaranji is the capital of the Afghan province of Nimruz located in the southwest of the country close to the Iranian border. ... Balochi (also Baluchi, Baloci or Baluci) is a Northwestern Iranian language. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... Nurestan (also spelled Nuristan or Nooristan) (Persian/Nuristani: نورستان) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Nuristani languages form a language sub-family of the Indo-Iranian languages localized between the Iranian languages and the Indo-Aryan languages Ashkun language Kamviri language Kati language (Bashgali) Prasuni language (Wasi-Weri) Tregami language Waigali language (Kalasha-Ala) Categories: Language stubs | Indo-Iranian languages ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... OrÅ«zgān (Persian and Pashto: اروزگان, also spelt Oruzgan or Uruzgan) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Tarin Kowt is the capital of Oruzgan (also written Uruzgan) province in southern Afghanistan. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... Paktia (Pashto: پکتيا) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, in the east of the country. ... Gardez is the capital of Paktia Province, Afghanistan. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... Paktika (Persian: پکتیکا) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Sharan or Sharana the capital of Paktika province of Afghanistan. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... Panjshir (literally Five Lions in Persian) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Bazarak (persian: بازارک) is the capital of Panjshir Province, in Afghanistan. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Parwān (Persian: پروان, also spelt Parvān) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Capital of Parvan one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. ... Dari (Persian: ) is the official name for the Persian language spoken in Afghanistan[1] and is a synonymous term for Parsi]. // There are different opinions about the origin of the word Dari. ... Samangan (Persian: سمنگان) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Izz al-Din Aybak (Turkish: Aybeg; Arabic: عز الدين أيبك) (epithet: al-Malik al-Muizz Izz al-Din Aybak al-Jashnakir al-Turkmani al-Salihi (Arabic: الملك المعز عز الدين أيبك التركماني الجاشنكير الصالحى)) (d. ... Uzbek (O‘zbek tili in Latin script, Ўзбек тили in Cyrillic script) is an Eastern Turkic language and the official language of Uzbekistan. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Sar-e Pol (Persian: سر پل) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... , Sar-e Pol (Persian: سر پل) is the capital city of the province of Sar-e Pol in Afghanistan. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... “Takhar” redirects here. ... Taloqan (Persian: تالقان) is the capital of Takhar Province, in Afghanistan. ... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Wardak (Persian: وردک, also spelt Vardak) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Maidan, also Maydan / Meydan / Meydan Shahr (Persian: میدان شهر), is the capital of Vardak Province, Afghanistan. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... The term Dari derives from Fârsi-e Darbâri which means Persian of the (royal) courts. It developed at the royal courts of the Samanids (980 AD) in Central Asia and became the major language of Persia. ... Zabul, Afghanistan is the only Afghan province in which the Taliban have named (in the post-U.S. invasion of Afghanistan era) their own governor and officials to rival those appointed by the government in Kabul. ... Qalat (Pashto/Persian: قلات) is a town in southern Afghanistan, the capital of Zabul province. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30...

Historical provinces

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 781 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 768 pixel, file size: 38 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of the provinces of Afghanistan as they were between 1996 and March 2004. ...


References

  1. ^ ISO 3166-2:AF ( ISO 3166-2 codes for the provinces of Afghanistan)
  2. ^ a b c Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS)
  3. ^ a b c d e f Provinces of Afghanistan on Statoids.
  4. ^ Census by the Central Statistics Office of Afghanistan
  5. ^ Afghanistan's Provinces – Konar at USAID
  6. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named USAID

ISO 3166-2:AF codes for the provinces of Afghanistan. ... “ISO” redirects here. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ...

See also

After the provinces districts are the second level of administrative subdivisions in Afghanistan. ...

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