Panjab District

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Panjab

پنجاب
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Panjab
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°23′00″N67°01′00″E / 34.38333°N 67.01667°E / 34.38333; 67.01667 Coordinates: 34°23′00″N67°01′00″E / 34.38333°N 67.01667°E / 34.38333; 67.01667
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Bamyan Province
Capital Panjab
Government
  GovernorRustam Ali
Population
 (2020) [1]
  Total98,200
Time zone GMT+04:30 Kabul

Panjab district (Dari : ولسوالی پنجاب) is in the central part of Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan. The capital is the town of Panjab. Panjab contains 5 valleys (Darai Sia, Darai Nargis, Darai Mahretuspus, Darai Ghurguri and Darai Taquab-Barg), the water running through the 5 valleys meet in the centre of the district. [2] Its population is entirely Hazara people.

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At 2,700 metres above sea level it has the highest altitude in the province, the city of Panjab is located 298 km from the capital Kabul - however travel is difficult especially in winter - the journey takes 14 hours. [2] Two rival parties, Pazdar and Hezb-e-Wahdat, dominate the district and have divided the district between them - there has been fighting between them [2]

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References

  1. "Bamyan Provincial Profile" (PDF). Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile Punjab