Panjshir Province

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Panjshir
پنجشیر
Clockwise from upper left: the Panjshir valley, the Panjshir River, the tomb of Ahmad Shah Massoud, and a Panjshir wind farm
Clockwise from upper left: the Panjshir valley, the Panjshir River, the tomb of Ahmad Shah Massoud, and a Panjshir wind farm
Map of Afghanistan with Panjshir highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Panjshir highlighted
Coordinates: 35°25′39″N 69°44′06″E / 35.42750°N 69.73500°E / 35.42750; 69.73500Coordinates: 35°25′39″N 69°44′06″E / 35.42750°N 69.73500°E / 35.42750; 69.73500
Country Afghanistan
CapitalBazarak
Government
 • GovernorAsrar Azizi
 • Deputy GovernorQari Asrar[1]
Area
 • Total3,771 km2 (1,456 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total172,895
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Time)
ISO 3166 codeAF-PAN[3]
Main languagesDari

Panjshir (Persian: پنجشیر, meaning "Five Lions", also spelled as Panjsher) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. Panjshir province is known for not being taken by the Soviets during their occupation in the 1980s. There has not been as much violence here as the rest of the country.

References[change | change source]

  1. https://morr.gov.af/ps/%D8%AF-%D9%BE%D9%86%D8%AC%D8%B4%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%AA-%D8%A7%DA%93%D9%85%D9%86%D9%88-%D8%AE%D9%84%DA%A9%D9%88-%D8%A7%D9%88-%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AE%D9%84%D9%8A-%D8%A8%DB%90-%DA%81%D8%A7%D9%8A%D9%87-%D8%B4%D9%88%D9%8A%D9%88-%D8%B3%D8%B1%D9%87-%D8%AF-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%88-%D8%A7%D9%88-%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%86%D8%B2%D9%88-%D8%AF-%D8%AD%D9%84-%D9%BE%D9%87-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AE%D9%87-%D8%AF-%DA%A9%DA%89%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%88-%D8%A7%D9%88
  2. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2021-22" (PDF). National Statistic and Information Authority (NSIA). April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 29, 2021. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  3. "AF - Afghanistan". ISO Online Browsing Platform. Retrieved 16 December 2021.