Kandahar Province

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Kandahar
Pashto: کندهار ولايت
Persian: ولایت قندهار
Province
View of Arghandab River Valley
Nickname(s): Loy kandahar
Map of Afghanistan with Kandahar highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Kandahar highlighted
Coordinates (Capital): 31°00′N 65°30′E / 31.0°N 65.5°E / 31.0; 65.5Coordinates: 31°00′N 65°30′E / 31.0°N 65.5°E / 31.0; 65.5
Country  Afghanistan
Capital Kandahar
Government
 • Governor Zalmay Wesa
Area
 • Total 54,022 km2 (20,858 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,151,100
 • Density 21.3080/km2 (55.1874/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4:30
Area code(s) AF-KAN
Main languages Pashto

Kandahar or Qandahar (Pashto: کندھار or قندهار) (Persian: قندهار) is one of the largest of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is located in southern Afghanistan, between Helmand, Oruzgan and Zabul provinces. Its capital is the city of Kandahar. There are about 913,000 people who live in the province. The United States is currently fighting the Taliban in this area.

Districts[change | change source]

The following is a list of the districts of Kandahar Province:

Districts of Kandahar.
Districts of Kandahar Province
District Capital Population[1] Area[2] Notes
Arghandab 51,600
Arghistan 28,900
Daman 24,800
Ghorak 8,000
Kandahar 468,200
Khakrez 19,200
Maruf 27,700
Maywand 40,700
Miyanishin 12,600 Created in 2005 within Shah Wali Kot District
Nesh 11,300 Transferred from Oruzgan Province in 2005
Panjwayi 82,800
Reg 1,600
Shah Wali Kot 36,400 Sub-divided in 2005
Shorabak 9,600
Spin Boldak 41,000
Zhari 49,500 Created in 2005 from parts of Maywand and Panjwaye Districts

References[change | change source]

  1. Kandahar PDP Provincial profile, MRRD - National Area Base Development Programme
  2. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers