Faryab Province

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Faryab
فاریاب
Mountains and River in Faryab province
Mountains and River in Faryab province
Map of Afghanistan with Faryab highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Faryab highlighted
Coordinates (Capital): 36°15′N 64°50′E / 36.250°N 64.833°E / 36.250; 64.833Coordinates: 36°15′N 64°50′E / 36.250°N 64.833°E / 36.250; 64.833
Country Afghanistan
CapitalMaymana
Government
 • GovernorQari Sahib Hafizullah Pahlawan[1]
 • Deputy GovernorMaulvi Sahib Abdul Wali Atqani[2]
 • Police ChiefHuzaifa Sahib[1]
Area
 • Total20,797.6 km2 (8,030.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[4]
 • Total1,129,528
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Time)
ISO 3166 codeAF-FYB

Fāryāb (Persian: فاریاب) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country. The capital is Maymana. Most of the people are Uzbek.

Politics[change | change source]

The governor of the province is Abdul Haq Shafaq.

Districts[change | change source]

Districts of Faryab Province
District Capital Population Area[5] Notes
Almar
Andkhoy Sub-divided in 2005
Bilchiragh Sub-divided in 2005
Dawlat Abad 39,000
Ghormach Added to Faryab Province in December 2008 by Presidential decree
Gurziwan Created in 2005 within Bilchiragh District
Khani Chahar Bagh 22,000
Khwaja Sabz Posh
Kohistan 38,200
Maymana 68,000
Pashtun Kot 159,300
Qaramqol 17,100
Qaysar 122,300
Qurghan Created in 2005 within Andkhoy District
Shirin Tagab 65,800

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "د نږدې شلو ولایاتو لپاره نوي والیان او امنیې قوماندانان وټاکل شول". 7 November 2021.
  2. https://www.alemarah.af/%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B1%DB%8C%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%84%DB%8C%D9%86-%D8%AC%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%87-%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1%DB%8C-%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%AA-%D8%B3%D8%B1%D9%BE%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%AA%DB%8C-%D9%88%D8%A7/[bare URL]
  3. "Area and Administrative and Population". Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  4. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2021-22" (PDF). National Statistic and Information Authority (NSIA). April 2021. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  5. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers