Taluqan District

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Taluqan

تالقان
Taluqan District Map.svg
Location of the district in Takhar Province
Coordinates: 36°43′N69°31′E / 36.717°N 69.517°E / 36.717; 69.517 Coordinates: 36°43′N69°31′E / 36.717°N 69.517°E / 36.717; 69.517
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Takhār
Elevation
876 m (2,874 ft)
Population
 (2015)
   District 258,219 [1]
   Urban
258,219 [1]
Time zone UTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Standard Time)

Taluqan, (Dari : تالقان), is a district of Takhar Province, in northeastern Afghanistan. The city has a total population of 258,219 (2015) [1] and has 6 Police districts (nahias). The total land area of the city is 10,744 Hectares [2] while there are a total of 28,691 total number of dwellings. [2]

Taluqan is a Trading and Transit Hub in northern Afghanistan. Although agriculture is the majority of land (55%), [2] there are also 28,691 residential dwellings. Almost half the residential dwellings are concentrated in District 6. The Khanabad River flows through Taluqan and accounts for 7% of total land use. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015" . Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "The State of Afghan Cities Report - vol 2 2015" . Retrieved 22 October 2015.