Kabul Province

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Coordinates: 34°00′N 69°00′E / 34.00°N 69.00°E / 34.00; 69.00
Kabul (کابل)
Province
Country Afghanistan
Capital Kabul
 - coordinates 34°00′N 69°00′E / 34.00°N 69.00°E / 34.00; 69.00
Area 4,462 km² (1,723 sq mi)
Population 3,568,500 (2009) [1]
Density 763 /km² (1,976 /sq mi)
Governor Ahmadullah Alizai
Timezone UTC+4:30
Main languages
Pashto
Dari
Map of Afghanistan with Kabul highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Kabul highlighted

Kābul (Pashto: کابل Kābəl, Persian: کابل Kābol), situated in the east of the country, is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. The capital of the province is Kabul City, which is also Afghanistan's capital. There are about 3.5 million people living in the province as of 2009.[1]

Districts[change | edit source]

Districts of Kabul Province
District Capital Population Area[2] Ethnic data (%)[3] Notes
Bagrami Bagrami 85,000 Pashtuns (majority)
Tajiks[4]
Chahar Asyab Qalai Naeem 32,500 Pashtuns, Tajiks and few Hazara[5]
Deh Sabz Tarakhel 47,900 70% Pashtuns
30% Tajiks[6]
Farza Dehnawe Farza 19,100 Pashtuns and Tajiks[7] Created in 2005 from Mir Bacha Kot District
Guldara Guldara 20,300 50% Tajiks
50% Pashtuns[8]
Istalif Istalif 29,800 Tajik, Pashtun and Hazara [9]
Kabul Kabul (capital) 1,925,548[10] 25% Pashtun
25% Hazara
45% Tajiks
2% Uzbek
1% Balochi
1% Turkmen
1% others[11]
Kalakan Kalakan 26,900 Predominantly Tajik, some Pashtun [12]
Khaki Jabbar Khak-i Jabbar 75,000 95% Pashtuns
5% Tajiks [13]
Mir Bacha Kot Mir Bacha Kot 46,300 Predominantly Tajik, some Pashtun [14] Sub-divided in 2005
Mussahi Mussahi 30,000 Pashtuns, Tajiks[15]
Paghman Paghman 150,000 70% Pashtuns
30% Tajiks[16]
Qarabagh Qara Bagh 67,700 60% Tajiks
40% Pashtuns [17]
Shakardara Shakar Dara 72,900 Tajik majority[18]
Surobi Surobi 150,000 90% Pashtuns and the rest are Pashais [19]

Sports[change | edit source]

Kabul is the center of annual buzkashi and football tournaments.

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Central Statistics Office, Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2009/10
  2. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers
  3. Ethnic demographic statistics taken from http://www.aims.org.af
  4. http://www.aims.org.af/afg/dist_profiles/unhcr_district_profiles/centra/kabul/bagrami.pdf
  5. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Char Asiab (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  6. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Deh Sabz (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  7. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Farza (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  8. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Guldara (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  9. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Istalif (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  10. "Kabul Provincial Profile", NABP (National Area-Based Development Programme), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, [1]
  11. National Geographic Society. Ethnic Groups [map].
  12. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Kalakan (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  13. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Khak-e-Jabbar (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  14. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Mir Bacha Kot (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  15. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Mussahi (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  16. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Paghman (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  17. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Qarabagh (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  18. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Shakardara (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  19. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Sarobi (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.