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This article is about the city. For the province, see Baghlan Province.
Baghlan
بغلان
Baghlan is located in Afghanistan
Baghlan
Baghlan
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
  [1]
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.

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

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]

References[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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Khaama Press

Khaama Press
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:41:15 -0700

Explosion in Baghlan At least eight people including children were killed and 13 others were injured following an explosion in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan. The incident took place in Baraka district on Friday after an improvised explosive ...

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:26:15 -0700

Explosion in Baghlan At least one person was killed and seven others were injured following an explosion in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan. According to local government officials, the incident took place on Monday in Baghlan-e-Markazi district.
 
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:11:15 -0700

Jawad Basharat, the spokesman for Baghlan province's police chief, said the Friday blast occurred just outside the mosque. He said it wasn't clear who carried out the attack. Baghlan is in Afghanistan's north, which is generally less violent than the ...
 
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:13:49 -0700

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Fars News Agency
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:25:39 -0700

At least 35 Taliban militants were killed and 25 others were injured during the operations in Kabul, Nangarhar, Baghlan, Kunduz, Zabul, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Khost and Helmand provinces, Khaama Press reported. At least four militants were also ...
 
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:48:45 -0700

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:48:45 -0700

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:11:08 -0700

Jawad Basharat, the spokesman for Baghlan province's police chief, said the Friday blast occurred just outside the mosque. He said it wasn't clear who carried out the attack. Baghlan is in Afghanistan's north, which is generally less violent than the ...
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