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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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