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This article is about the city. For the province, see Baghlan Province.
Baghlan is located in Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°7′58″N 68°42′0″E / 36.13278°N 68.70000°E / 36.13278; 68.70000Coordinates: 36°7′58″N 68°42′0″E / 36.13278°N 68.70000°E / 36.13278; 68.70000
Country  Afghanistan
Province Baghlan Province
Elevation 1,732 ft (528 m)
Population (2006)
 • Total 119,607
Time zone + 4.30

Baghlan (Persian/Pashto: بغلان Baġlān) is a city in northern Afghanistan, in the eponymous province, Baghlan Province. It is located three miles east of the Kunduz River, 35 miles south of Khanabad, and about 500 metres above sea level in the northern Hindu Kush.


Baghlan grew as an urban centre in the 1930s as a result of a new road from Kabul across the Kunduz River.[2]

Baghlan was the capital of the defunct Qataghan Province of northeastern Afghanistan, prior to the controversial 1964 dissolution.


Baghlan is the center of sugar beet production in Afghanistan. Cotton production and cotton manufacturing are also important in the region.


The population was estimated at about 20,000 in 1960 and about 24,410 in 1963, an increase of 22.05% over three years. In 1965 the estimate was 92,432, an increase of 278.66% in two years. Its population was estimated to be 146,000 Urban and 616,500 Rural in 2011, of which 52% were Tajiks, 20% were Pashtuns, 15% Hazara, 12% Uzbek and 1% Tatar.[3]

2007 Bombing[edit]

On 6 November 2007, a suicide bombing targeted a sugar factory in Baghlan during a visit by members of the National Assembly of Afghanistan. Up to 100 people have been reported killed, including six legislators. One of the victims that was killed was Hajji Muhmmad Arif Zarif an MP from the Kabul province.

See also[edit]


  • Dupree, Nancy Hatch (1977): An Historical Guide to Afghanistan. 1st Edition: 1970. 2nd Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Afghan Tourist Organization.
  • Baghlan

External links[edit]

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:30:28 -0800

In Calais, he shares a tent with his friend Wahed, 16, also from Baghlan, who has been in Calais seven months. “The Taliban came to my house. They wanted me to join them. But when I told them no, they beat me," Wahed said about why he left Afghanistan.
Cihan News Agency
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:52:30 -0800

Police also captured a militant equipped with suicide vest before detonating himself next to a police checkpoint in northern Baghlan province on the same day Friday. Afghanistan's National Directorate for Security (NDS) or the country's counter ...

Communities Digital News

Communities Digital News
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:59:54 -0700

Taliban fighters spread their offensive south from Kunduz to the neighboring province of Baghlan, where government troops attempting to regroup and retake Kunduz are bogged down in a spreading Taliban offensive that has clearly rattled Afghan officials.

BBC News

BBC News
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:33:45 -0700

At least 20 people have been killed and 10 wounded in a gunfight at a wedding party in Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan, local officials say. Most of the dead are said to be wedding guests, aged between 14 and 60. Afghan security forces have ...
Marketwired (press release)
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:35:38 -0800

The closing of the sale of Baghlan's interest to a third party is expected to allow Greenfields to collect the $26.3 million balance in Default Loans obligations due from Bahar Energy, as further described below. The Company is looking forward to the ...
IHS Jane's 360
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:18:45 -0700

The Afghan government signed a security agreement in Dand-i Ghuri in Baghlan province, Afghan channel TOLOnews reported on 16 September. With the government allegedly pledging to refrain from conducting security operations in Dand-i Ghuri, some ...
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:18:45 -0700

A man in northern Baghlan province reportedly beheaded his wife after a court failed to grant her a divorce. The woman, Trina, apparently married her husband nearly a year ago but was so unhappy she filed for a divorce a few months back. According to ...

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:54:48 -0700

wedding clash in Baghlan A deadly gun battle in a wedding in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan was likely triggered due to verbal clash over Bacha Baazi, local officials said. The provincial governor Sultan Mohammad Ebadi said preliminary ...

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