Balkh Province

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Balkh

بلخ
Skyline of Balkh
Map of Afghanistan with Balkh highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Balkh highlighted
Coordinates: 36°45′N 67°0′E / 36.750°N 67.000°E / 36.750; 67.000Coordinates: 36°45′N 67°0′E / 36.750°N 67.000°E / 36.750; 67.000
Country Afghanistan
CapitalMazar-i-Sharif
Area
 • Total16,186.3 km2 (6,249.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total1,245,100
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4:30
ISO 3166 codeAF-BAL
Main languagesDari Persian, Uzbek, Turkmen
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Balkh (Persian: بلخ‎) is a province in the northern part of Afghanistan. Its capital is Mazar-i-Sharif. Most of its people are Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks.

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  1. "Area and Administrative and Population". Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  2. "The U.S. Board on Geographic Name". U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2014-02-14.