Takhar Province

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Takhar
تخار
View from atop a hill in Khawajah Bahawuddin, Takhar Province, Afghanistan.
View from atop a hill in Khawajah Bahawuddin, Takhar Province, Afghanistan.
Map of Afghanistan with Takhar highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Takhar highlighted
Coordinates (Capital): 36°42′N 69°48′E / 36.7°N 69.8°E / 36.7; 69.8Coordinates: 36°42′N 69°48′E / 36.7°N 69.8°E / 36.7; 69.8
Country Afghanistan
CapitalTaloqan
Government
 • GovernorQari Mohammad Ismail Turkman[1]
 • Deputy GovernorHaji Kazim[2]
 • Police ChiefHabibullah Shakir [3]
Area
 • Total12,333 km2 (4,762 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[4]
 • Total1,113,173
 • Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Time)
Main languagesPersian
Websitehttp://takhar.gov.af/en/

Takhār (Persian: تخار) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. The capital is Taloqan. Its salt mines are one of Afghanistan's major mineral resources.

Districts[change | change source]

Districts of Takhar.
Districts of Takhar Province
District Capital Population Area[5] Notes
Baharak 40,902 Created in 2005 within Taluqan District
Bangi 28,197
Chah Ab 64,151
Chal 24,596
Darqad 25,771
Dashti Qala 35,347 Created in 2005 within Khwaja Ghar District
Farkhar 37,864
Hazar Sumuch 9,774 Created in 2005 within Taluqan District
Ishkamish 51,153
Kalafgan 28,122
Khwaja Baha Wuddin 26,280 Created in 2005 within Yangi Qala District
Khwaja Ghar 44,909 Sub-divided in 2005
Namak Ab 11,563 Created in 2005 within Taluqan District
Rustaq 132,315
Taluqan 194,471 Sub-divided in 2005
Warsaj 33,506
Yangi Qala 39,398 Sub-divided in 2005

References[change | change source]

  1. کاکړ, جاويد هميم (14 March 2022). "سرپرست حکومت په وزارتونو، ولایتونو او قول اردو ګانو کې نوې ټاکنې وکړې".
  2. "جمهور - تعیینات جدید از سوی رهبر طالبان انجام شد". 14 March 2022.
  3. "د نږدې شلو ولایاتو لپاره نوي والیان او امنیې قوماندانان وټاکل شول". 7 November 2021.
  4. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2021-22" (PDF). National Statistic and Information Authority (NSIA). April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 June 2021. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  5. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers