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Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°15′N62°17′E / 35.250°N 62.283°E / 35.250; 62.283
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Herat Province
District Kushk District
2,224 ft (678 m)
Time zone UTC+4:30

Torghundi, also spelled Turghundi or Towrgondi (Pashto : تورغونډۍ, Tōrghūnḍəi), is a border town in northern Herat province of Afghanistan. It is the second border crossing between Afghanistan and neighboring Turkmenistan (Aqina is the other). The town of Serhetabat in Turkmenistan is located just a short drive from the border crossing. Torghundi is about 100 km from the city of Herat.


Torghundi is connected by a road and a 1520 mm gauge railroad with Serhetabat. The railroad was originally built in 1960 as a single track,[ citation needed ] and was upgraded in 2017. [1] [2] Torghundi has become the starting point of the Lapis Lazuli trade corridor.


With an influence from the local steppe climate, Torghundi features a cold semi-arid climate (BSk) under the Köppen climate classification. The average temperature in Toraghundi is 15.8 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 300 mm.

July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 28.5 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 3.4 °C.

Climate data for Torghundi
Average high °C (°F)9.0
Daily mean °C (°F)3.4
Average low °C (°F)−2.2
Source: [3]

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  2. "Великий Шёлковый путь, пролегавший в древности по территории Туркменистана, получает новое воплощение". State Information Agency of Turkmenistan. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  3. "Climate: Towrgondi -" . Retrieved 9 September 2016.

Coordinates: 35°15′N62°17′E / 35.250°N 62.283°E / 35.250; 62.283