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The Provinces of Afghanistan (ولايت wilayats) are the primary administrative divisions of Afghanistan.

There are currently thirty-four (34) provinces in the country, with two (Panjshir and Daykundi) having been added in 2004. Each province is further divided into smaller districts.

Provincial governments are led by a governor.

Each province is represented in the government of Afghanistan by two members in the House of Elders. One is elected by the provincial council to a four year term while the second is elected by the district councils to a three year term. Representation in the House of the People is directly from the districts, although in each province, two of the representatives must be women. These are appointed by the President.

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Provinces of Afghanistan

Province map of Afghanistan
Afghanistan provinces numbered gray.PNG
Provinces of Afghanistan[1]
Province Map # ISO 3166-2:AF[2] Centers Population[3] Area (km²) Language Notes U.N. Region
Badakhshan 30 AF-BDS Fayzabad 819,396 44,059 Dari Persian, Pamiri languages, Pashto Composed of 29 districts North East Afghanistan
Badghis 4 AF-BDG Qala i Naw 499,393 20,591 Dari Persian, Pashto 7 districts West Afghanistan
Baghlan 19 AF-BGL Puli Khumri 741,690 21,118 Dari Persian, Uzbek, Turkmen, Pashto 16 districts North East Afghanistan
Balkh 13 AF-BAL Mazari Sharif 1,123,948 17,249 Dari Persian, Pashto 15 districts North West Afghanistan
Bamiyan 15 AF-BAM Bamiyan 343,892 14,175 Dari Persian 7 districts West Afghanistan
Daykundi 10 AF-DAY Nili 477,544 8,088 Dari Persian and Pashto 8 districts
Formed from Orūzgān Province in 2004
South West Afghanistan
Farah 2 AF-FRA Farah 493,007 48,471 Pashto, Dari Persian, Baloch 11 districts West Afghanistan
Faryab 5 AF-FYB Maymana 833,724 20,293 Uzbek, Dari Persian, Pashto & Turkmen 14 districts North West Afghanistan
Ghazni 16 AF-GHA Ghazni 1,080,843 22,915 Pashto, Dari Persian 19 districts South East Afghanistan
Ghor 6 AF-GHO Chaghcharan 635,302 36,479 Dari Persian, Pashto 10 districts West Afghanistan
Helmand 7 AF-HEL Lashkar Gah 1,441,769 58,584 Pashto, Dari Persian 13 districts South West Afghanistan
Herat 1 AF-HER Herat 1,762,157 54,778 Dari Persian, Pashto 15 districts West Afghanistan
Jowzjan 8 AF-JOW Sheberghan 426,987 11,798 Uzbek, Pashto & Dari Persian 9 districts North West Afghanistan
Kabul 22 AF-KAB Kabul 3,314,000 4,462 Pashto, Dari Persian, Turkmen and Uzbek 15 districts Central Afghanistan
Kandahar 12 AF-KAN Kandahar 913,000 54,022 Pashto, Dari Persian 16 districts South West Afghanistan
Kapisa 29 AF-KAP Mahmud-i-Raqi 358,268 1,842 Dari Persian, Pashto, Pashayi 7 districts Central Afghanistan
Khost 26 AF-KHO Khost 638,849 4,152 Pashto 13 districts South East Afghanistan
Kunar 34 AF-KNR Asadabad 413,008 4,942 Pashto 15 districts East Afghanistan
Kunduz 18 AF-KDZ Kunduz 820,000 8,040 Pashto, Dari Persian, Uzbek & Turkmen 7 districts North East Afghanistan
Laghman 32 AF-LAG Mihtarlam District 382,280 3,843 Pashto, Pashai, Nuristani & Dari Persian 5 districts East Afghanistan
Logar 23 AF-LOW Pul-i-Alam 322,704 3,880 Pashto, Dari Persian 7 districts Central Afghanistan
Nangarhar 33 AF-NAN Jalalabad 1,342,514 7,727 Pashto, Dari Persian 23 districts East Afghanistan
Nimruz 3 AF-NIM Zaranj 117,991 41,005 Balochi, Pashto & Dari Persian 5 districts South West Afghanistan
Nurestan 31 AF-NUR Parun 130,964 9,225 Nuristani, Pashto 7 districts East Afghanistan
Orūzgān 11 AF-ORU Tarin Kowt 320,589 22,696 Pashto, Dari Persian 6 districts South West Afghanistan
Paktia 24 AF-PIA Gardez 415,000 6,432 Pashto, Dari Persian 11 districts South East Afghanistan
Paktika 25 AF-PKA Sharan 809,772 19,482 Pashto, Dari Persian 15 districts South East Afghanistan
Panjshir 28 AF-PAN Bazarak 128,620 3,610 Dari Persian 5 districts
Created in 2004 from Parwan Province
Central Afghanistan
Parwan 20 AF-PAR Charikar 491,870 5,974 Dari Persian, Pashto Composed of 9 districts Central Afghanistan
Samangan 14 AF-SAM Aybak 378,000 11,262 Dari Persian, Uzbek 5 districts North West Afghanistan
Sar-e Pol 9 AF-SAR Sar-e Pol 442,261 15,999 Dari Persian, Pashto and Uzbek 6 districts North West Afghanistan
Takhar 27 AF-TAK Taloqan 830,319 12,333 Dari Persian, Uzbek, Pashto 12 districts North East Afghanistan
Wardak 21 AF-WAR Meydan Shahr 529,343 9,934 Pashto, Dari Persian 9 districts Central Afghanistan
Zabul 17 AF-ZAB Qalat 244,899 17,343 Pashto, Dari Persian 9 districts South East Afghanistan

Historical provinces

A 32 province scheme was in use from 1996 to 2004

References

  1. ^ References and details on data provided in the table can be found within the individual provincial articles.
  2. ^ ISO 3166-2:AF ( ISO 3166-2 codes for the provinces of Afghanistan)
  3. ^ http://www.mrrd.gov.af/nabdp/Provincial%20Development%20Plan.htm

See also

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