Bamyan, Afghanistan

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Bamyan
بامیان
Bamyan, Afghanistan is located in Afghanistan
Bamyan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°49′N 67°49′E / 34.817°N 67.817°E / 34.817; 67.817Coordinates: 34°49′N 67°49′E / 34.817°N 67.817°E / 34.817; 67.817
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[1] and Bamian,[2] 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[change | edit source]

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

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