Zabul Province

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Coordinates: 32°06′N 67°06′E / 32.1°N 67.1°E / 32.1; 67.1
Zabul (زابل)
Country Afghanistan
Capital Qalat
 - coordinates 32°06′N 67°06′E / 32.1°N 67.1°E / 32.1; 67.1
Area 17,343 km² (6,696 sq mi) [1][2]
Population 276,100 [3]
Timezone UTC+4:30
Main language Pashto
Map of Afghanistan with Zabol highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Zabol highlighted

Zabul (Pashto: زابل) is a historic province in southern Afghanistan. Qalat is the capital. About 275,100 people live in the province. The major ethnic group is Pashtun.

Districts[change | change source]

Map of the districts of Zabol province of Afghanistan.
Districts of Zabul Province
District Capital Population[4] Area[5] Notes
Argahandab Sub-divided in 2005
Atghar 13,973
Kakar Created in 2005 within Argahandab District
Mizan 21,162
Naw Bahar 21,144 Created in 2005 from parts of Shamulzayi and Shinkay Districts
Qalat 36,560
Shah Joy 71,348
Shamulzayi 33,351
Shinkay 28,344
Tarnak Aw Jaldak 19,017

Transportation[change | change source]

In 2006, the province's first airstrip was opened near Qalat. It was for the Afghan National Army. The airstrip is not paved.[6]

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