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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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Wall Street Journal
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0700

Baghlan is deemed to have assigned to GPIC a share of its dividends equal to the sum of: (i) the Default Amount; (ii) Greenfields' Cost of Funding (as defined in the Shareholders Agreement) of such Default Amount; and (iii) a default rate of 4% on such ...

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Khaama Press
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:26:15 -0700

The officials further added that the militants were previously involved in anti-government insurgency activities in Pul-e-Hesar district of Baghlan province. Local officials in Baghlan province welcomed the decision by anti-government armed militants ...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:15:00 -0700

... « Les 10 millions d'euros n'arriveront jamais ». Cette phrase de Gervais Martel tombée dimanche soir raisonne encore dans toutes les têtes (voir brève : G. Martel : "Les 10 M€ n'arriveront jamais"). Hafiz Mammadov, l'homme d'affaires azerbaïdjanais ...

The Star

The Star
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:41:15 -0700

Mammadov, the founder of the Baghlan Group, which specialises in oil, gas, transportation and construction, met with Mandaric in London last Friday and the Owls hope to update fans again prior to their first match of the season at Brighton and Hove ...

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Press TV
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:52:30 -0700

The Afghan Interior Ministry also said that 21 militants were killed in military operations in Herat, Ghor, Paktia, Nooristan, Helmand, Logar and Baghlan provinces, while five others were killed in an overnight operation in Helmand Province. Taliban ...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:09:38 -0700

June was globally the warmest such on record according to NOAA/NCDC. See Jeff Master's blog about this posted last Thursday. The month featured heat waves in portions of Japan, China, Western Europe, Central Asia, and Mexico. Late season cold and ...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:52:30 -0700

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Kabul, July 17 (IANS): A total of 27 militants Thursday laid down arms in Afghanistan's Baghlan province. "With these people joining the peace process, security will further improve in Baghlan," Xinhua quoted provincial police chief Aminullah Omarkhil ...

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