Salang District

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Salang

سالنگ
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Salang
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°18′06″N69°31′34″E / 35.3016°N 69.5261°E / 35.3016; 69.5261 Coordinates: 35°18′06″N69°31′34″E / 35.3016°N 69.5261°E / 35.3016; 69.5261
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Parwan Province
Population
  Religions
Islam
Time zone + 4.30

Salang District (Dari : ولسوالی سالنگ) is a district of Parwan Province, Afghanistan. It is located to the southern end of the Salang Tunnel. The estimated population in 2019 was 28,856. [1]

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References

  1. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2019-20" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. 18 November 2019. p. 12. Retrieved 12 April 2020.