Delaram

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Delaram
City
Delaram Bazaar
Delaram Bazaar
Delaram is located in Afghanistan
Delaram
Delaram
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 32°09′50″N 63°25′51″E / 32.16389°N 63.43083°E / 32.16389; 63.43083Coordinates: 32°09′50″N 63°25′51″E / 32.16389°N 63.43083°E / 32.16389; 63.43083
Country Afghanistan
Province Nimruz
Elevation 817 m (2,680 ft)

Delārām (Pashto/Persian: دلارام) is a city in western Afghanistan. It is a major transportation center, with several major road converging on the area, including Kandahar–Herat Highway (part of the Ring Road), Route 515 to Farah, Route 522 to Gulistan and Route 606 to Iran. The district center contains a large bazaar.

History[edit]

Delaram was initially a city in Khash Rod District in Nimruz Province, but was administratively transferred to Farah Province in 2007 for a short time as a separate district. It was transferred back to Nimruz Province and remained a district. Delaram transitioned to Farah Province in 2007, following a period of violence between ISAF and the Taliban, in which the Afghan Border Police were brought in to restore order.[1]

Climate[edit]

Delaram has a hot desert climate (Köppen BWh), characterised by little precipitation and high variation between summer and winter temperatures. The average temperature in Delaram is 18.9 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 106 mm. July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 31.9 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 6.1 °C.

Climate data for Delaram
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.2
(55.8)
15.9
(60.6)
22.4
(72.3)
27.7
(81.9)
33.9
(93)
39.4
(102.9)
40.8
(105.4)
39.2
(102.6)
34.5
(94.1)
28.4
(83.1)
20.9
(69.6)
15.3
(59.5)
27.63
(81.73)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.1
(43)
8.8
(47.8)
14.8
(58.6)
19.6
(67.3)
25.1
(77.2)
30.0
(86)
31.9
(89.4)
29.7
(85.5)
24.4
(75.9)
18.4
(65.1)
11.5
(52.7)
7.1
(44.8)
18.95
(66.11)
Average low °C (°F) −1.0
(30.2)
1.7
(35.1)
7.2
(45)
11.6
(52.9)
16.3
(61.3)
20.6
(69.1)
23.0
(73.4)
20.2
(68.4)
14.4
(57.9)
8.5
(47.3)
2.2
(36)
−1.0
(30.2)
10.31
(50.57)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

Delaram US Army Base[edit]

Forward Operating Base Delaram, with elements of the ANA 215th Corps and U.S. Marines, is located near the town of Delaram.

Route 606: Delaram-Zaranj Highway[edit]

Delaram is located in Afghanistan
Kabul
Kabul
Herat
Herat
Jalalabad
Jalalabad
Kandhar
Kandhar
Mazar-e-Sharif
Mazar-e-Sharif
Farkhor Indian Airbase
Farkhor Indian Airbase
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Zaranj
Zaranj
Quetta
Quetta
Indian and Pakistani embassy and consulates in Afghanistan in red

The Delaram–Zaranj Highway, also known as Route 606, is a 217-km or 135-mile-long two-lane road built by India in Afghanistan, connecting Delaram in Farah Province with Zaranj in neighbouring Nimruz Province near the Iranian border.[3] It connects the Afghan–Iranian border with the Kandahar–Herat Highway in Delaram, which provides connectivity to other major Afghan cities via A01, including to India's planned mining operation in Hajigak mining concession. Route 606 reduces travel time between Delaram and Zaranj from the earlier 12–14 hours to just 2 hours. India-Iran signed an agreement in May 2016 to connect it to Port of Chabahar with rail and road links.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gina Gillespie FMT PRT Farah. Delaram joins Farah. ISAF Mirror, Issue 38, April 2007.
  2. ^ "Climate: Delaram - Climate-Data.org". Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "India hands over strategic highway to Afghanistan". Hindu. 2009-01-23. Archived from the original on 2005-04-11. Retrieved 2011-08-10.