List of cities in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan has about 26 million people. 5.7 million live in urban areas. The rest live in rural areas or countryside.[1] The following are fourteen cities of Afghanistan in order of population. The estimates are from 2006.[2]

Sport fans inside the Ghazi Stadium in the capital of Kabul, which is multi-ethnic and the only city in Afghanistan with over 1 million population.
  1. Kabul - 1,925,548 [3]
  2. Kandahar - 468,200 [4]
  3. Herat - 397,456 [5]
  4. Mazar-i-Sharif - 375,181 [6]
  5. Kunduz - 230,600 [7]
  6. Jalalabad - 205,423 [8]
  7. Lashkar Gah - 201,546 [9]
  8. Taluqan - 194,471 [10]
  9. Puli Khumri - 191,640 [11]
  10. Khost - 160,214 [12]
  11. Ghazni - 154,618 [13]
  12. Sheberghan - 148,329 [14]
  13. Sari Pul - 115,463 [15]
  14. Farah - 109,409 [16]

Ancient names[change | change source]

Ancient names of places or cities in Afghanistan:

Current city and region Ancient name
Kabul Chabolo, Kophene,[17] Gaofū, Kābūrā
Ghazni Ghaznīn, Ghazna
Balkh Bactra, Bokhdī
Herat Haraiva, Harī, Aria
Laghman Lampaka [17]
Jalalabad Adinapur[18]
Kandahar Arachosia[17]
Lashkar Gah Bost or Bust

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References[change | change source]

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  5. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Herat%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  6. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Balkh%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  7. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2011, Central Statistics Office. Central Statistics office. http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Kunduz.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  8. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Nangarhar%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  9. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Helmand%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  10. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Takhar%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  11. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Baghlan%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  12. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Khost%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  13. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Ghazni%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  14. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Jawjan%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  15. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Sar-e-Pul%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  16. "B. Demography and Population". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Farrah%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 The Ancient Geography of India by Alexander Cunningham .
  18. Gazetteer of the Peshawar District 1897-98 Page 55