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Samangan is located in Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°15′55″N 68°1′0″E / 36.26528°N 68.016667°E / 36.26528; 68.016667Coordinates: 36°15′55″N 68°1′0″E / 36.26528°N 68.016667°E / 36.26528; 68.016667
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.

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