Parwan Province

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Coordinates: 35°00′N 69°00′E / 35.0°N 69.0°E / 35.0; 69.0
Parwān (پروان)
Province
Country Afghanistan
Capital Charikar
 - coordinates 35°00′N 69°00′E / 35.0°N 69.0°E / 35.0; 69.0
Area 5,974 km² (2,307 sq mi)
Population 560,000 [1]
Timezone UTC+4:30
Main language Dari (Persian)
Pashto[2]
Map of Afghanistan with Parwan highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Parwan highlighted

Parwān (Persian/Pashto: پروان), also spelled Parvān, is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. There are about 560,000 people.[1] The capital is Charikar.

In 329 BC, Alexander the Great formed the settlement of Parwan. It was conquered by the Arabs in 792.[3]

Districts[change | change source]

Districts of Parwan
Districts of Parwan Province
District Capital Population Area[4] Notes
Bagram 95,423
Charikar (Capital) 230,613
Ghorband 74,123
Jabal Saraj 80,052 Sub-divided in 2005
Kohi Safi 13,627
Salang 33,627
Sayed Khel 63,334 Created in 2005 within Jabul Saraj District
Shekh Ali 22,831
Shinwari 39,057
Surkhi Parsa 33,639

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Parwan Province". Program for Culture & Conflict Studies. Naval Postgraduate School. November 15, 2011. http://www.nps.edu/Programs/CCS/Parwan.html. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  2. "Parwan Province: B. Demography and Population". United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Afghanistan's Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Parwan%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  3. Frye, Richard Nelson (1999). "Farwan (also Parwan)". Encyclopaedia of Islam CD-ROM Edition v. 1.0. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV. Retrieved on December 18, 2007.
  4. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers