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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
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:52:30 -0700

The statement by interior ministry also added that Afghan national police (ANP)forces discovered and seized 7 rounds of improvised explosive device (IED) during operations in Baghlan, Logar, Khost and Nimroz provinces. Interior ministry said the ...


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:56:17 -0700

In several other provinces, including Kandahar in the south and Baghlan in the north, Afghan security forces struggling for control have resorted to desperate measures, asking their men to kill any Taliban prisoners on the spot. Deputy police chief ...
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Press TV
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:30:00 -0700

Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday morning that the militants were killed and injured during a series of operations carried out in Baghlan, Faryab, Ghor, Helmand, Kunar, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Paktika and Zabul provinces ...
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:08:38 -0700

Aminullah Amarkhail, the security chief of the northern province of Baghlan, describes the judicial process in Afghanistan as "corrupt," saying militants who have been detained, tried, and imprisoned in Baghlan in the past have been set free under ...


Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:27:33 -0700

In Baghlan province, further north, police chief General Aminullah Amarkhil, has also given 'take-no-prisoner' orders. "These are terrorist and criminals so it is better to finish them off on the battlefield," he told Reuters. "They have expanded their ...

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Long War Journal
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:48:25 -0700

Qari Rauf Zakir, the head of the Haqqani Network's suicide operations in Afghanistan as well as the group's operational commander in Kabul, Takhar, Kunduz, and Baghlan provinces, was designated a global terrorist on Nov. 5, 2012. Zakir is considered to ...

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