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Location of Samangan. Click to see.
Location of Samangan. Click to see.
Country  Afghanistan
Province Samangan Province
District Aybak District
Population (2006 (est.))
 • Total 24,000
Time zone + 4.30

Samangan (previous: Eukratidia; then Aybak or Aibak)[1] is the capital of Samangan Province in the northern part of Afghanistan. It was a major Buddhist centre during the 4th and 5th centuries.[2]

The town is on the banks of the Khulm River valley below the Hindu Kush Mountains.

Many Uzbek people live in the town.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Introducing Samangan (Aibak)". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  2. Clammer, Paul (2007). Afghanistan. Lonely Planet. p. 158. ISBN 1740596420. Retrieved 2010-10-15.