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Maiwand is located in Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 31°44′22″N 65°08′24″E / 31.73944°N 65.14000°E / 31.73944; 65.14000
Country  Afghanistan
Province Kandahar Province
District Maywand District
Time zone UTC+4:30

Maiwand is a village in Afghanistan within the Maywand District of Kandahar Province. It is located 50 miles northwest of Kandahar, and three miles northeast of the village of Mahmudabad (Mundabad).[1][2]

The area is irrigated by the Helmand and Arghandab Valley Authority.[3]

Maiwand is the birthplace of the sufi saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar of Sehwan Sharif.[4] The village is also notable for the Battle of Maiwand, which took place on July 27, 1880 during the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Ayub Khan together with Malalai Anaa defeated a British brigade under General Burrows.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Forbes, Archibald (2010) [1892]. The Afghan Wars: 1839-42 and 1878-80. New York, NY: Cosimo Classics. p. 298. ISBN 9781616405205. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Battle of Khushk-i-Nakud". The Second Angl-Afghan War 1878-1880. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  3. ^ (pdf) The Helmand Valley Project in Afghanistan: A.I.D. Evaluation Special Study No. 18 C Clapp-Wicek & E Baldwin, U.S. Agency for International Development, published December 1983
  4. ^ "The Sufi in red". Retrieved 2018-03-11. 
  5. ^ Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Maiwand". Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 447. 

Coordinates: 31°44′N 65°08′E / 31.733°N 65.133°E / 31.733; 65.133