Kabul Province

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Coordinates: 34°00′N 69°00′E / 34.00°N 69.00°E / 34.00; 69.00
Kabul (کابل)
Province
Country Afghanistan
Capital Kabul
 - coordinates 34°00′N 69°00′E / 34.00°N 69.00°E / 34.00; 69.00
Area 4,462 km² (1,723 sq mi)
Population 3,568,500 (2009) [1]
Density 763 /km² (1,976 /sq mi)
Governor Ahmadullah Alizai
Timezone UTC+4:30
Main languages Dari (Eastern Persian)
Pashto
Map of Afghanistan with Kabul highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Kabul highlighted

Kābul (Persian: کابل Kābol‎, Pashto: کابل Kābəl‎) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in eastern Afghanistan, The capital of the province is Kabul City, which is also the country's capital. There are about 3.5 million people living in the province as of 2009.[1]

Districts[change | change source]

Districts of Kabul Province
District Capital Population Area[2] Ethnic data (%)[3] Notes
Bagrami Bagrami 85,000 Pashtuns (majority)
Tajiks[4]
Chahar Asyab Qalai Naeem 32,500 Pashtuns, Tajiks and few Hazara[5]
Deh Sabz Tarakhel 47,900 70% Pashtuns
30% Tajiks[6]
Farza Dehnawe Farza 19,100 Pashtuns and Tajiks[7] Created in 2005 from Mir Bacha Kot District
Guldara Guldara 20,300 50% Tajiks
50% Pashtuns[8]
Istalif Istalif 29,800 Tajik, Pashtun and Hazara [9]
Kabul Kabul (capital) 1,925,548[10] 25% Pashtun
25% Hazara
45% Tajiks
2% Uzbek
1% Balochi
1% Turkmen
1% others[11]
Kalakan Kalakan 26,900 Predominantly Tajik, some Pashtun [12]
Khaki Jabbar Khak-i Jabbar 75,000 95% Pashtuns
5% Tajiks [13]
Mir Bacha Kot Mir Bacha Kot 46,300 Predominantly Tajik, some Pashtun [14] Sub-divided in 2005
Mussahi Mussahi 30,000 Pashtuns, Tajiks[15]
Paghman Paghman 150,000 70% Pashtuns
30% Tajiks[16]
Qarabagh Qara Bagh 67,700 60% Tajiks
40% Pashtuns [17]
Shakardara Shakar Dara 72,900 Tajik majority[18]
Surobi Surobi 150,000 90% Pashtuns and the rest are Pashais [19]

Sports[change | change source]

Kabul is the center of annual buzkashi and football tournaments.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Central Statistics Office, Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2009/10". Archived from the original on 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  2. "FAO in Afghanistan - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations". www.fao.org. no-break space character in |title= at position 19 (help)
  3. Ethnic demographic statistics taken from http://www.aims.org.af
  4. http://www.aims.org.af/afg/dist_profiles/unhcr_district_profiles/centra/kabul/bagrami.pdf
  5. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Char Asiab Archived 2006-10-07 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  6. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Deh Sabz Archived 2005-10-27 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  7. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Farza Archived 2005-10-27 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  8. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Guldara Archived 2011-05-17 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  9. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Istalif Archived 2005-05-22 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  10. "Kabul Provincial Profile", NABP (National Area-Based Development Programme), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, [1] Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
  11. Ethnic Groups (PDF) (Map). National Geographic Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  12. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Kalakan Archived 2005-10-27 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  13. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Khak-e-Jabbar Archived 2005-10-27 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  14. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Mir Bacha Kot Archived 2005-10-27 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  15. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Mussahi Archived 2005-10-27 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  16. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Paghman Archived 2005-10-27 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  17. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Qarabagh Archived 2005-10-27 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  18. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Shakardara Archived 2005-10-27 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.
  19. UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile - Sarobi Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine (PDF) Retrieved on 2011-1-22.