View of the city
|District||Puli Khumri District|
|Elevation||635 m (2,083 ft)|
Puli Khumri (Persian:پل خمری) is a city in northern Afghanistan. It is the capital of Baghlan Province and as of 2002 had a population of 60,000. The spoken language is mainly Persian and the vast majority in this city are ethnic Tajiks.
There are two dams in Puli Khumri, which provides the necessary electricity.
Afghanistan's first cement factory was built in 1954 in Puli Khumri with financial support from Czechoslovakia. It is owned by Mahmud Karzai, the brother of Hamid Karzai. The limestone is mined from the hill behind the factory.
There is a coal mine outside of the city in the village Kan-kan, but the production system is archaic.
Provincial Reconstruction Team
Electrical transmission lines built from Puli Khumri are now bringing a steady supply of electricity to Kabul.
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