List of cities in Afghanistan

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List of cities in Afghanistan is located in Afghanistan
Kabul
Kabul
Herat
Herat
Jalalabad
Jalalabad
Kandahar
Kandahar
Mazar-i-Sharif
Mazar-i-Sharif
Kunduz
Kunduz
Lashkargah
Lashkargah
Puli Khumri
Puli Khumri
Farah
Farah
Ghazni
Ghazni
Maymana
Maymana
Khost
Khost
Map of major cities as identified by governmental organizations[1]
A section of Kabul, which is multi-ethnic and the only city in Afghanistan with over 1 million population
Aerial view of Kandahar, the second-largest city of Afghanistan, located in southern Afghanistan
Herat, the third-largest city, located in western Afghanistan
Mazar-i-Sharif, the fourth-largest city, located in northern Afghanistan
Jalalabad, the fifth-largest city, located in eastern Afghanistan

The only city in Afghanistan with over 1 million population is its capital, Kabul. The rest are smaller cities and towns. According to the CIA, an estimated total number of people living inside Afghanistan was 31,822,848. Of this, around 6 million or so were reported to be living in urban areas and the rest in rural or countryside.[2]

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The chart below shows 19 cities of Afghanistan with a population over 100,000, by order of population.

Name Province Population (latest est.)
Kabul Kabul 3,589,000 [3]
Kandahar Kandahar 491,500 [4]
Herat Herat 436,300 [5]
Mazar-i-Sharif Balkh 368,100 [6]
Jalalabad Nangarhar 306,500 [7]
Kunduz Kunduz 304,600 [8]
Ghazni Ghazni 270,000 [9]
Lashkargah Helmand 250,200 [10]
Taloqan Takhar 219,000 [11]
Puli Khumri Baghlan 203,600 [12]
Khost Khost 180,214 [13]
Charikar Parwan 171,200 [14]
Sheberghan Jowzjan 161,700 [15]
Sar-e Pol Sar-e Pol 150,700 [16]
Maymana Faryab 149,040 [17]
Chaghcharan Ghor 131,800 [18]
Mihtarlam Laghman 126,000 [19]
Farah Farah 108,400 [20]
Puli Alam Logar 102,700 [21]

Ancient names[edit]

Ancient names of places or cities in Afghanistan:

Current city and region Ancient name
Kabul Kophene,[22] Gaofū, Kābūrā
Ghazni Ghaznīn, Ghazna
Balkh Bakhlo, Bactra, Bokhdī
Bamyan Bamikan[23]
Herat Haraiva, Harī, Aria
Laghman Lampaka [22]
Jalalabad Adinapur[24]
Kandahar Arachosia[22], Gandhara
Lashkargah Bost, Bust
Zaranj Zranka, Zarangia, Drangiana
Kunduz Drapsaka, Walwalij

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STATE OF AFGHAN CITIES -2015 VOLUME ONE" (PDF). samuelhall.org. Ministry of Urban Development Affairs.
  2. ^ Mohammad Jawad Sharifzada, ed. (November 20, 2011). "Afghanistan's population reaches 26m". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Population of afgan City by District and Sex 2012-13
  4. ^ Settled Population of Kandahar province by Civil Division, Urban, Rural and Sex-2012-13
  5. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Herat(1).pdf
  6. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Balkh(1).pdf
  7. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Nangarhar(1).pdf
  8. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Kunduz(1).pdf
  9. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Ghazni(1).pdf
  10. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Helmand(1).pdf
  11. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Takhar(1).pdf
  12. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Baghlan(1).pdf
  13. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Khost(1).pdf
  14. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Parwan(1).pdf
  15. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Jawzjan(1).pdf
  16. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Sar-e-Pul(1).pdf
  17. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Samangan(1).pdf
  18. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Ghor(1).pdf
  19. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Laghman(1).pdf
  20. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Farah(1).pdf
  21. ^ http://cso.gov.af/Content/files/Logar(1).pdf
  22. ^ a b c The Ancient Geography of India by Alexander Cunningham.
  23. ^ "معنی بامیکان | لغت‌نامه دهخدا". www.vajehyab.com.
  24. ^ Gazetteer of the Peshawar District 1897-98 Page 55

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