Ghazni Province

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Ghazni
غزنى
Snow-covered mountains in Ghazni province
Snow-covered mountains in Ghazni province
Map of Afghanistan with Ghazni province highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Ghazni province highlighted
Coordinates (Capital): 33°30′N 68°00′E / 33.5°N 68°E / 33.5; 68Coordinates: 33°30′N 68°00′E / 33.5°N 68°E / 33.5; 68
Country Afghanistan
CapitalGhazni
Government
 • GovernorIshaq Akhundzada[1]
 • Deputy GovernorSayed Hanif (Ebadah Agha)[1]
Area
 • Total22,460 km2 (8,670 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total1,386,764
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Time)
ISO 3166 codeAF-GHA
Main languagesDari and Pashto

Ghazni (Persian: غزنی) (Pashto: غزني) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the east of the country. Its capital is Ghazni City.

Demographics and geography[change | change source]

The major ethnic groups in the province are Hazaras, Pashtuns and Tajiks. There are also some Burki, and Uzbeks. Ghazni is made up of 19 districts.

Districts of Ghazni. Note: this is the old district map.
District name District Center Ethnical data(%)[3]
Ab Band Haji Khel 100% Pashtun
Ajristan Sangar 97% Hazara, 3% Pashtun
Andar Miray 100% Pashtun
Dih Yak Ramak 89% Pashtun, 11% Tajik
Gelan Janda 100% Pashtun
Ghazni Ghazni 50% Tajik, 25% Hazara, 25% Pashtun
Giro Pana 100% Pashtun
Jaghatu Gul Bahawari 88% Hazara, 22% Pashtun
Jaghori Sange-e-Masha 100% Hazara
Khogyani Khogyani 100% Pashtun
Khwaja Umari Kwaja Umari 45% Hazara, 35% Tajik and 20% Pashtun
Malistan Malistan 100% Hazara
Muqur Muqur 85% Pashtun, 15% Tajik
Nawa Nawa 100% Pashtun
Nawur Du Abi 100% Hazara
Qarabagh Qarabagh 50% Hazara, 40% Tajik, 10% Pashtun
Rashidan Rashidan 96% Pashtun, 4% Hazara
Waghaz Waghaz 100% Pashtun
Zana Khan Dado 100% Pashtun

Some Sikhs and Hindus also live in Ghazni province. During the Taliban regime they fled the country. With the current administration they have returned to Ghazni city.

Infrastructure[change | change source]

Band E Sardeh Dam is located in Andar District near the border with Paktika Province. It creates a large water reservoir that is important to the irrigation of the Kahnjoor farming zone.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "د نږدې شلو ولایاتو لپاره نوي والیان او امنیې قوماندانان وټاکل شول". November 7, 2021.
  2. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2021-22" (PDF). nsia.gov.af. National Statistic and Information Authority (NSIA). April 2021. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  3. Ethnic demographic statistics taken from http://www.aims.org.af Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine