Jowzjan Province

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Coordinates: 36°45′N 66°00′E / 36.75°N 66.00°E / 36.75; 66.00
Jowzjan (جوزجان)
Country Afghanistan
Capital Sheberghan
 - coordinates 36°45′N 66°00′E / 36.75°N 66.00°E / 36.75; 66.00
Area 11,798 km² (4,555 sq mi)
Population 485.300 (2009 [1])
Timezone UTC+4:30
Main languages Uzbek
Map of Afghanistan with Jowzjan highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Jowzjan highlighted

Jowzjān or Jōzjān or Jawzjan (Persian: جوزجان, Turkmen: جوْزجن) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the northern area of the country. The capital is Sheberghan.

Demographics[change | change source]

There are around 485,300 people in the province. Most of them are ethnic Turkmens.

Politics[change | change source]

Jowzjan's current governor is Mohammed Aleem Sayee.

Districts[change | change source]

Districts of Jowzjan Province
District Capital Population Area[2] Notes
Aqcha Sub-divided in 2005
Khaniqa Created in 2005 within Aqcha District
Khwaja Du Koh
Qush Tepa Created in 2005 within Sheberghan District
Sheberghan Sub-divided in 2005

References[change | change source]

  1. Central Statistics Office of Afghanistan. "Settled Population of country by Provinces and sex for 2006-2009 years1". Archived from the original on 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
  2. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers