Farkhar District

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Farkhar District
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceTakhār Province
Population
 (2015)
 • District[1]
 • Urban
[2]
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Standard Time)

Farkhar District is a district of Takhar Province, Afghanistan. It is located southeast of Taloqan. It is a scenic valley surrounded with high mountains. The Khanabad River flows inside this valley. People from all around Afghanistan come to this valley for sightseeing. Around 99% of the people in Farkhar speak Persian. Farkhar's population is about 40,000 people. Huti village is one of the least popular but one of the amazing and fantastic villages of Farkhar district located on north side of the district farkhar with the amazing view of the Farkhar river in the summer this village looks like paradise people from Takhar province and around Afghanistan come to this village for sightseeing and picnic, 100% people of the village speak in Persian language

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Farkhar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.4
(43.5)
8.2
(46.8)
13.7
(56.7)
18.9
(66.0)
24.4
(75.9)
31.9
(89.4)
34.2
(93.6)
33.5
(92.3)
28.8
(83.8)
22.0
(71.6)
14.5
(58.1)
8.4
(47.1)
20.4
(68.7)
Average low °C (°F) −3.7
(25.3)
−1.6
(29.1)
3.1
(37.6)
7.7
(45.9)
11.1
(52.0)
15.8
(60.4)
18.2
(64.8)
17.1
(62.8)
12.0
(53.6)
7.4
(45.3)
2.0
(35.6)
−1.7
(28.9)
7.3
(45.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 43
(1.7)
83
(3.3)
110
(4.3)
121
(4.8)
74
(2.9)
4
(0.2)
4
(0.2)
1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
19
(0.7)
30
(1.2)
42
(1.7)
532
(20.9)
Source: Climate data

Towns and villages[edit]

The major villages of this district are: Shaktan, Shingan, Nahr Ab, Dasht e Robat, Abi Dara, Kurani, Pire Farkhar, Shori, Dehak, Jangle Gaza, Dasht e Konj, Chashma e Garmuk, Shahre Farkhar, Kundal, Mazre Shikh, Khanaqa, Khurmab, Ardishan, Kashan, Sare Kham, Singan, Pyani, Dahne Zure, Khafdara, Sang e Atash, Khawaki, Farhangurd, Khusdeh, Darbaho, Huti, Warook, Ghashob, Yookh, Lujdeh and Mashtan.

Farkhar was a major centre of jihadist opposition to the Soviet occupation. It was the main training centre of the Afghan leader Ahmad Shah Masoud.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  2. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.