Langar, Badakhshan

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Langar is located in Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°44′37″N 71°56′17″E / 36.74361°N 71.93806°E / 36.74361; 71.93806Coordinates: 36°44′37″N 71°56′17″E / 36.74361°N 71.93806°E / 36.74361; 71.93806
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceBadakhshan Province
9,543 ft (2,909 m)
Time zone+ 4.30

Langar is a village in the Wakhan District, Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan.[1] It lies on the Panj River, opposite the larger village of Langar in Tajikistan.

The place should not be confused with a seasonal settlement called Langar, also in Wakhan, on the upper Wakhan River, some 130 km east.[2]


The village lies towards the northern edge of the Hindu Kush mountain range which crosses over into Pakistan and is at an elevation of 9,543 feet (2,909 m).

Langar is situated 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from Romanit, 3.2 miles (5.1 km) away from Darshay, 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from Sar Shkhawr and 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from Shkhawr.[3]


The nearest airport is 49 nautical miles (91 km) to the north, at Khorog in Tajikistan.[3]


  1. ^ "NGA GeoName Database". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  2. ^ Aga Khan Development Network (2010): Wakhan and the Afghan Pamir Archived 2011-01-23 at the Wayback Machine Map on p.5
  3. ^ a b "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Langar, Afghanistan". FallingRain Genomics. Retrieved 2009-08-27.