Karukh

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Karukh
Karukh is located in Afghanistan
Karukh
Karukh
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°29′24″N 62°35′24″E / 34.49000°N 62.59000°E / 34.49000; 62.59000Coordinates: 34°29′24″N 62°35′24″E / 34.49000°N 62.59000°E / 34.49000; 62.59000
Country  Afghanistan
Province Herat Province
District Karukh District
Elevation 4,330 ft (1,320 m)
Time zone UTC+4:30

Karukh (Persian/Pashto: كرخ) is a town and the center of Karukh District, Herat Province, Afghanistan. The population is more than 18,800 people. The town is located at 34°29′N 62°35′E / 34.49°N 62.59°E / 34.49; 62.59 at 1320 m altitude, 50 km northeast of Herat.
Karukh’s busy bazaar is continuously mentioned in travelogues down through the centuries. The shrine of Hazrat Alla Berdi, Sufi ul-Islam, stands there (see the photo here).

Climate[edit]

With a mild and generally warm and temperate climate, Karukh features a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa) under the Köppen climate classification. The average temperature in Karukh is 13.1 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 301 mm.

July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 24.9 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 0.7 °C.

Climate data for Karukh
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
8.5
(47.3)
14.7
(58.5)
20.0
(68)
25.8
(78.4)
31.1
(88)
33.0
(91.4)
31.9
(89.4)
27.8
(82)
21.9
(71.4)
14.8
(58.6)
9.7
(49.5)
20.49
(68.88)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.7
(33.3)
2.8
(37)
8.3
(46.9)
13.3
(55.9)
18.1
(64.6)
22.8
(73)
24.9
(76.8)
23.7
(74.7)
18.8
(65.8)
13.2
(55.8)
7.2
(45)
3.4
(38.1)
13.1
(55.58)
Average low °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−2.8
(27)
1.9
(35.4)
6.6
(43.9)
10.4
(50.7)
14.5
(58.1)
16.9
(62.4)
15.5
(59.9)
9.8
(49.6)
4.5
(40.1)
−0.4
(31.3)
−2.9
(26.8)
5.73
(42.32)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Nancy Dupree "A historical guide to Afghanistan"
  • [2] Census Data

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climate: Karukh - Climate-Data.org". Retrieved 9 September 2016.