Maidan Shar

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Maidan Shar
میدان ښار
Maidan Shar is located in Afghanistan
Maidan Shar
Maidan Shar
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°27′N 68°47′E / 34.450°N 68.783°E / 34.450; 68.783Coordinates: 34°27′N 68°47′E / 34.450°N 68.783°E / 34.450; 68.783
Country  Afghanistan
Province Wardak Province
 • City 345 km2 (133 sq mi)
Elevation 2,225 m (7,300 ft)
Population (2006)
 • City 2,400
 • Density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
 • Urban 14,265 [1]
Time zone UTC+4:30

Maidan Shar (Pashto: میدان ښار‎ - Maidān Šhār;[2][3][4] Persian: میدان شهر‎‎; also Maydan, Meydan, Maidan) is the capital of Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Its population was estimated to be 35,008 in 2003,[5] of which 85% are Pashtuns, and a smaller number of Hazaras and Tajiks forming the rest.[6]

The city of Maidan Shar has a population of 14,265. [7] Tt has 4 districts and a total land area of 3,347 Hectar. [8] The total number of dwellings in Maidan Shar is 1,585. [9]

Land Use[edit]

Maidan Shahr is an Urban Village located 40km west of Kabul. [10] The majority of the land is not occupied or utilized with barren land and vacant plots combining for 81% of total land use. [11] Institutional land is the second largest built-up land use (22%). [12] Residential dwellings are concentrated in Districts 1 and 2.v` [13]


Maidan Shar is located in the north eastern part of Wardag Province, Afghanistan. It is surrounded by Arghandeh and Paghman mountains of Kabul Province, Jalrez and Nirkh districts of Wardag Province.

It has an area of 345 km2, its elevation above sea level is 2225 meters.

The district consists of 59 main villages and 1 sub-village.


The majority of people in Maidan Shar are engaged in agriculture, livestock, gardening and trade. The overall economical status of the people of Maidan Shar is poor.


By the end of 2008, there were a total of 14 schools serving approximately 9268 students. There were around 275 teachers teaching in these schools.[14]