Panjab District

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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
  GovernorRustam Ali
 (2020) [1]
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.


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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  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