Ghōr Province

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Ghōr

غور
Minaret of Jam, Shahrak District
Minaret of Jam, Shahrak District
Map of Afghanistan with Ghor highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Ghor highlighted
Coordinates (Capital): 34°N 65°E / 34°N 65°E / 34; 65Coordinates: 34°N 65°E / 34°N 65°E / 34; 65
Country Afghanistan
CapitalFiruzkoh
Area
 • Total36,478.8 km2 (14,084.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total700,296
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4:30
ISO 3166 codeAF-GHO
Main languagesDari Persian (Hazaragi)
Pashto

Ghōr (Pashto: غور‎, (Persian: غور‎), also spelled Ghowr or Ghur, is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in central Afghanistan, towards the northwest. The capital of Ghor is Chaghcharan.

About 635,302 people live in Ghor Province.[2]

Districts[change | change source]

Districts of Ghor Province[3]
District Capital Population[2] Area Notes
Chaghcharan 132,442 Sub-divided in 2005
Charsada 30,079 Created in 2005 in Chaghcharan District
Dawlat Yar 33,364 Created in 2005 in Chaghcharan District
Du Layna 38,654 Created in 2005 in Chaghcharan District and Shahrak District
Lal Wa Sarjangal 92,800
Pasaband 92,356
Saghar 30,497
Shahrak 57,888
Taywara 82,287
Tulak 44,935

Politics[change | change source]

Governors[change | change source]

The current governor of Ghor is Sayyed Mohammad Eqbal Munib.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Afghanistan at GeoHive". GeoHive.com. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "B. Demography and Population of Ghor Province" (PDF). United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Afghanistan's Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
  3. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers