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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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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 ...

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:49:26 -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 ...

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:07:30 -0700

In a separate operation, the Afghan intelligence operatives confiscated 8 pistols, 1 Improvised Explosive Device (IED), a 82mm artillery round and 940 rounds of AK-47 ammunition along with a pistol from Doshi and Baghlan-e-Markzi districts, the ...

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:09:27 -0700

explosion in Baghlan An explosion ripped through a mosque in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, leaving dozens injured including senior local government officials. The blast targeted participants of the Iftar dinner in Pul-e-Khumri – the ...

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

Khaama Press (press release) (blog)
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:30:00 -0700

nat-rs The NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission condemned the attack by the anti-government armed militant groups targeting a mosque in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital city of Baghlan province. “Resolute Support joins President Ghani in condemning the ...


Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:38:15 -0700

The body of a woman named Tahira allegedly killed by her husband was found at her house in northern Baghlan province this week, local officials said on Wednesday. The Director of Baghlan's provincial Women's Affairs Department, Khadija Yaqin, has ...

Azerbaijan Business Center

Azerbaijan Business Center
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:37:30 -0700

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. British Virgin Islands started liquidation of Azerbaijani company Baghlan Group Limited due to its insolvency. According to the statement of John Ayres, who was appointed as Liquidator pursuant to an Order of the Eastern Caribbean ...
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:07:30 -0700

KABUL — A gunbattle between supporters of two rival warlords killed 21 people at a wedding party in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province, police said Monday. The violence occurred overnight in a village in the rugged Andarab district, where ...

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