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Coordinates: 33°38′33″N62°16′2″E / 33.64250°N 62.26722°E / 33.64250; 62.26722 Coordinates: 33°38′33″N62°16′2″E / 33.64250°N 62.26722°E / 33.64250; 62.26722
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Herat Province
District Adraskan District
4,472 ft (1,363 m)
Time zone + 4.30

Adraskan (Pashto: ادرسکن) is an old town in western Afghanistan, mentioned in 13th and 14th century geographies as one of four prominent towns in the district of Sabzwar, the Green Place, which, now called Shindand (Pashto equivalent of Sabzwar). Now the town is the center of Adraskan District in Herat Province, Afghanistan. It is located on 33°38′33″N62°16′02″E / 33.6425°N 62.2672°E / 33.6425; 62.2672 at 1343 m altitude. The main Kandahar–Herat Highway passes through the town.


During the Soviet–Afghan War, the 68th Guards Separate Engineer Battalion, 5th Guards Motor Rifle Division, 40th Army, appears to have been located here.


With an influence from the local steppe climate, Adraskan features a cold semi-arid climate (BSk) under the Köppen climate classification. The average temperature in Adraskan is 14.2 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 216 mm.

July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 26.6 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 1.7 °C.

Climate data for Adraskan
Average high °C (°F)8.4
Daily mean °C (°F)1.7
Average low °C (°F)−5.0
Source: [1]

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  1. "Climate: Adraskan -" . Retrieved 9 September 2016.