|Coordinates: 33°32′57″N 68°25′24″E / 33.54917°N 68.42333°ECoordinates: 33°32′57″N 68°25′24″E / 33.54917°N 68.42333°E|
|Elevation||2,219 m (7,280 ft)|
Ghazni (Persian/Pashto: غزنی - Ġaznī; historically known as غزنین / Ġaznīn and غزنه / Ġazna) is a city in central-east Afghanistan. It is the capital of Ghazni Province.
Just like other cities of Afghanistan, Ghazni is very old and has seen many military invasions.
Infrastructure[change | change source]
Education[change | change source]
The city has a number of public schools.
Resources[change | change source]
Ghazni City is located in an area of extreme drought. In 2007, one of the gates on a fifty-year-old dam on the Jikhai River broke. This worried the people of Ghazni city about the water supply. The dam serves as a good source of irrigation water to Ghazni City and the surrounding agricultural areas. Nearby rivers have a history of flooding and causing severe damage and death, though efforts have begun to fix this.
Notables from Ghazni[change | change source]
- Sadiq Ali Khan Tanoli (sons named Feroz Khan, Sanjay Khan, Akbar Khan (director), Indian film actors,
- Hajweri Ghaznawi
- Mahmud of Ghazni
- Hassan Ghaznavi
- Faiz Muhammad Katib Hazara
- Farrukhi Sistani, Manuchehri Damaghani, Abul-fazl Bayhaqi (royal poets and writers who lived during the Ghaznavids period)
Points of interest[change | change source]
- Minarets of Ghazni
- Palace of Sultan Mas'ud III
- Tomb of Sebuktigin
- Mausoleum of Sultan Mahmud
- Mausoleum of Sanai
- Museum of Islamic Art
- Tapa Sardar Excavations
Related pages[change | change source]
References and footnotes[change | change source]
- ↑ Afghan City Gauges Toll After Taliban Siege . Wall Street Journal.
- ↑ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
- ↑ "Ghazni's Zanakhan Dam damaged". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
- ↑ Heavy water flow damages Ghazni's Zanakhan Dam Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine Mar 15 2007, Pajhwok Afghan News
- ↑ "Jikhai River Dam burst swamps Ghazni city of Afghanistan". Pakistan Times. Archived from the original on 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
- ↑ "Ghazni". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
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