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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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171 news items

Pajhwok Afghan News (subscription)
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:45:00 -0700

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Six militants have been killed during a clash with security forces in Baghlan-I-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, an official said Tuesday. Javed Basharat, provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that ...
Wall Street Journal
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0700

Baghlan has failed to fund its share of the costs of BEL in accordance with the Shareholders Agreement and its funding loan obligation to BEL since January 1, 2014. The Shareholders Agreement provides that in the event of a default by a shareholder in ...

Khaama Press

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 ...


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

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Sheffield Telegraph

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

Everyone is behind him.” Mammadov, the founder and chairman of the Baghlan Group, also owns Azerbaijan side FC Baku and French outfit RC Lens. There is a possibility Gray may be offered and could sign one or two players from Mammadov's other clubs.
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 ...

Khaama Press

Khaama Press
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:52:30 -0700

The Ministry of Interior (MoI), following a statement said Monday that the militants were killed in Uruzgan, Herat, Helmand, Faryab, Baghlan, Ghazni, Kandahar and Maidan Wardak provinces. The statement further added Afghan national army, Afghan ...

Fars News Agency

Fars News Agency
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:52:30 -0700

The Ministry of Interior (MoI), said in a statement on Monday that the militants were killed in Uruzgan, Herat, Helmand, Faryab, Baghlan, Ghazni, Kandahar and Maidan Wardak provinces, Khaama Press reported. The statement further added that Afghan ...

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