Torkan, Afghanistan

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Torkan, Afghanistan
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Torkan, Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°36′17″N68°54′54″E / 35.60472°N 68.91500°E / 35.60472; 68.91500 Coordinates: 35°36′17″N68°54′54″E / 35.60472°N 68.91500°E / 35.60472; 68.91500
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Baghlan Province
Time zone + 4.30

Torkan, Afghanistan is a village in Baghlan Province in north eastern Afghanistan. [1]

Village Small clustered human settlement smaller than a town

A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand. Though villages are often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighborhoods. Villages are normally permanent, with fixed dwellings; however, transient villages can occur. Further, the dwellings of a village are fairly close to one another, not scattered broadly over the landscape, as a dispersed settlement.

Baghlan Province Province in Afghanistan

Baghlan is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country. As of 2013, the province has a population of about 910,700.

Afghanistan A landlocked south-central Asian country

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South and Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Its territory covers 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experiences very cold winters. The north consists of fertile plains, whilst the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

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References

  1. "NGA GeoName Database". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-06-20.