Jabal Saraj District

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Jabal Saraj or its Arabic name (Jabal-ul-Siraj) Persianجبل سراج is a district of Parwan Province located north of the capital Kabul, Afghanistan. It is located on the way to the tajikan village of Salang Pass and surrounded by the high peaks of mountains. Jabal Saraj is known for its natural beauty and its brave people. During summer, many people from Kabul and other provinces come to Jabal Saraj for vacation.

Jabal Saraj is a historic city of Afghanistan named by King Habibullah in the beginning of the 20th century as this city was one of the favourite sightseeing areas for the King with a special palace for the summer. The ruins of the palace and the other ancient sites can be seen as the city experienced the consequences of the Communist Regime's invasion of Afghanistan. During the civil war, the people of Jabal Saraj fought hard against the Taliban.

Jabal Saraj's economy relies on a textile factory, built in 1937, a cement factory and agriculture.

Climate[edit]

Jabal Saraj town has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) with hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Snow is not unusual in winter. Nearby areas may have a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk) or a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dsa/Dsb) depending on altitude and topography.

Climate data for Jabal Saraj
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
19.4
(66.9)
26.6
(79.9)
29.7
(85.5)
34.0
(93.2)
38.4
(101.1)
36.7
(98.1)
36.3
(97.3)
35.4
(95.7)
30.4
(86.7)
24.7
(76.5)
18.5
(65.3)
38.4
(101.1)
Average high °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
6.2
(43.2)
13.2
(55.8)
19.6
(67.3)
24.4
(75.9)
29.5
(85.1)
31.7
(89.1)
31.0
(87.8)
27.6
(81.7)
23.0
(73.4)
15.5
(59.9)
8.9
(48)
19.68
(67.43)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
2.6
(36.7)
9.0
(48.2)
15.1
(59.2)
19.8
(67.6)
25.3
(77.5)
27.3
(81.1)
26.3
(79.3)
22.6
(72.7)
17.2
(63)
10.7
(51.3)
4.2
(39.6)
15.11
(59.2)
Average low °C (°F) −2.0
(28.4)
−0.3
(31.5)
5.0
(41)
10.9
(51.6)
15.1
(59.2)
20.7
(69.3)
23.1
(73.6)
21.9
(71.4)
18.2
(64.8)
12.8
(55)
5.9
(42.6)
0.8
(33.4)
11.01
(51.82)
Record low °C (°F) −15.4
(4.3)
−14.7
(5.5)
−5
(23)
0.3
(32.5)
6.0
(42.8)
9.4
(48.9)
14.7
(58.5)
13.0
(55.4)
6.4
(43.5)
2.8
(37)
−2.4
(27.7)
−12.9
(8.8)
−15.4
(4.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 60.7
(2.39)
88.0
(3.465)
107.6
(4.236)
97.2
(3.827)
29.8
(1.173)
1.4
(0.055)
3.0
(0.118)
2.1
(0.083)
3.3
(0.13)
10.7
(0.421)
21.2
(0.835)
37.2
(1.465)
462.2
(18.198)
Avg. rainy days 2 5 10 10 6 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 46
Avg. snowy days 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 17
 % humidity 56 59 49 48 38 26 28 27 26 33 37 51 39.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 167.3 163.8 195.6 217.1 304.1 353.1 354.7 329.8 306.1 275.9 224,4 167.3
Source: NOAA (1961-1983) [1]

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