List of cities in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan has about 26 million people. 5.7 million live in urban areas. The rest live in rural areas or countryside.[1] The following are fourteen cities of Afghanistan in order of population. The estimates are from 2006.[2]

Sport fans inside the Ghazi Stadium in the capital of Kabul, which is multi-ethnic and the only city in Afghanistan with over 1 million population.
  1. Kabul - 1,925,548 [3]
  2. Kandahar - 468,200 [4]
  3. Herat - 397,456 [5]
  4. Mazar-i-Sharif - 375,181 [6]
  5. Kunduz - 230,600 [7]
  6. Jalalabad - 205,423 [8]
  7. Lashkar Gah - 201,546 [9]
  8. Taluqan - 194,471 [10]
  9. Puli Khumri - 191,640 [11]
  10. Khost - 160,214 [12]
  11. Ghazni - 154,618 [13]
  12. Sheberghan - 148,329 [14]
  13. Sari Pul - 115,463 [15]
  14. Farah - 109,409 [16]

Ancient names[change | change source]

Ancient names of places or cities in Afghanistan:

Current city and region Ancient name
Kabul Chabolo, Kophene,[17] Gaofū, Kābūrā
Ghazni Ghaznīn, Ghazna
Balkh Bactra, Bokhdī
Herat Haraiva, Harī, Aria
Laghman Lampaka [17]
Jalalabad Adinapur[18]
Kandahar Arachosia[17]
Lashkar Gah Bost or Bust

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References[change | change source]

  1. Mohammad Jawad Sharifzada, ed. (November 20, 2011). "Afghanistan's population reaches 26m". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  2. "Provincial Development Plan". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. 2006. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
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  9. "B. Demography and Population" (PDF). Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  10. "B. Demography and Population" (PDF). Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  11. "B. Demography and Population" (PDF). Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  12. "B. Demography and Population" (PDF). Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  13. "B. Demography and Population" (PDF). Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  14. "B. Demography and Population" (PDF). Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  15. "B. Demography and Population" (PDF). Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  16. "B. Demography and Population" (PDF). Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 The Ancient Geography of India by Alexander Cunningham .
  18. Gazetteer of the Peshawar District 1897-98 Page 55