Puli Alam

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Puli Alam

پل علم
City
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Puli Alam in 2007
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Puli Alam
Coordinates: 33°58′51″N69°02′06″E / 33.98083°N 69.03500°E / 33.98083; 69.03500 Coordinates: 33°58′51″N69°02′06″E / 33.98083°N 69.03500°E / 33.98083; 69.03500
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Logar
Elevation
1,922 m (6,306 ft)
Population
 (2015)
  Total22,914 [1]
Time zone UTC+4:30

Puli Alam (Pashto/Persian: پل علم), also spelled Pul-i-Alam or Pol-e Alam, is the provincial capital of Logar Province, Afghanistan as well as of Puli Alam District. The population of the district is estimated to be around 108,000, which is composed of ethnic Pashtuns and Tajiks. The city of Puli Alam had a population of 22,914 in 2015. [2] it has 4 districts and a total land area of 3,752 hectares. [3] The total number of dwellings in the city are 2,546. [4]

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History

Puli Alam underwent a lot of reconstruction work after the fall of Taliban government.

A provincial reconstruction team PRT Logar of the Czech Republic was based in Puli Alam.

Major car bombings occurred in 2020 and 2021.

Climate

Puli Alam is at high altitude. It features a warm-summer humid continental climate (Dsa) under the Köppen climate classification. It has hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters. The average temperature in Puli Alam is 11.0 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 291 mm.

July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 24.7 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of -6.8 °C.

Climate data for Puli Alam
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)−0.4
(31.3)
6.9
(44.4)
10.9
(51.6)
18.6
(65.5)
23.1
(73.6)
30.9
(87.6)
32.8
(91.0)
32.2
(90.0)
27.8
(82.0)
20.4
(68.7)
13.4
(56.1)
5.5
(41.9)
18.5
(65.3)
Daily mean °C (°F)−6.8
(19.8)
0.8
(33.4)
5.0
(41.0)
12.1
(53.8)
15.3
(59.5)
22.3
(72.1)
24.7
(76.5)
23.8
(74.8)
18.7
(65.7)
11.6
(52.9)
5.5
(41.9)
−1.3
(29.7)
11.0
(51.8)
Average low °C (°F)−13.2
(8.2)
−5.3
(22.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
5.6
(42.1)
7.6
(45.7)
13.8
(56.8)
16.6
(61.9)
15.5
(59.9)
9.7
(49.5)
2.8
(37.0)
−2.3
(27.9)
−8.1
(17.4)
3.5
(38.3)
Source: Climate-Data.org [5]

Land use

Puli Alam is an urban village in eastern Afghanistan. [6] Agriculture is the dominant land use, accounting for 49% of total land. Only 19% of land is classified as built-up, and 48% of this area is described as vacant plots. [7] In Districts 1–3, the majority of the dwellings are regular houses. [8]

Notable people

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