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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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Khaama Press

Khaama Press
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:35:49 -0700

Afghan intelligence The Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) foiled coordinated suicide attack plot on intelligence compound in northern Baghlan province. NDS following a statement said a group of 3 terrorists were arrested in ...

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:33:58 -0700

Kabul police spokesman, Hashmatullah Stanikzai, confirmed that a blast has taken place near the court building in Baghlan city. Stanikzai further added that two judges were killed following the explosion which took place due an improvised explosive ...

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:11:15 -0700

radio station closed in Baghlan A local radio station was closed in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan following threats by local Mullah Imams. According to the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee, Khoshi Radio Station was closed by police after ...

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:18:45 -0700

afghan man commits suicide A video has gone viral which purportedly shows the suicide of a 25-year-old man in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan. According to reports, the young man was struggling with the unemployment and ended his life by ...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:03:45 -0700

At least five people were killed and 46 others injured Friday when a passenger bus collided with a truck in Afghanistan. According to police, the crash occurred in Baghlan province's Baladori area. The accident was a result of reckless driving, a ...

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:37:30 -0700

The main provinces of destination in Afghanistan have been Kandahar 30pc, Kunduz 21pc, Sari Pul 8%Hilmand 7pc, Baghlan 6pc and others 28pc. In terms of ethnicity, returnees were: Pashtun 73pc, Uzbek 10pc, Tajik 9%, Hazara 3pc, Baloch 1pc and others ...


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PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and 46 others sustained injuries as a passenger bus collided with a truck in northern Baghlan province with Pul-e- Khumri as its capital 160 km north of Kabul on Friday, provincial ...

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