Panjab, Afghanistan

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Panjab
City
Panjab is located in Afghanistan
Panjab
Panjab
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°23′N 67°1′E / 34.383°N 67.017°E / 34.383; 67.017Coordinates: 34°23′N 67°1′E / 34.383°N 67.017°E / 34.383; 67.017
Country  Afghanistan
Province Bamyan Province
District Panjab District
Elevation 2,758 m (9,049 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 9,900
Time zone AST (UTC+4:30)

Panjab (Persian: پنجاب‎‎) (alternative names Punjāb, Panjāb, meaning 'five rivers') is the capital of Panjab District - a mountainous district in the central part of the Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. The town is situated at 34°23'N 67°1'E and has an altitude of 2,758 m altitude,[1] the population was 9,900 in the year 2004. There is an airport with gravel surface.

Climate[edit]

Owing to its high altitude, Panjab features a cool-summer humid continental climate (Dsb) under the Köppen climate classification. It has cool, dry summers and cold, snowy winters. The annual precipitation averages 305 mm. August is the driest month with no rainfall, while April, the wettest month, has an average precipitation of 77 mm.

The average temperature in Panjab is 3.4 °C. July is the warmest month of the year with an average temperature of 17.1 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of -14.1 °C.

Climate data for Panjab
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −6.8
(19.8)
−4.3
(24.3)
2.3
(36.1)
9.9
(49.8)
16.9
(62.4)
25.2
(77.4)
26.4
(79.5)
26.1
(79)
22.0
(71.6)
13.6
(56.5)
6.1
(43)
−1.1
(30)
11.36
(52.45)
Daily mean °C (°F) −14.1
(6.6)
−10.8
(12.6)
−3.4
(25.9)
3.8
(38.8)
9.4
(48.9)
16.3
(61.3)
17.1
(62.8)
16.3
(61.3)
11.6
(52.9)
4.7
(40.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
−8.8
(16.2)
3.38
(38.07)
Average low °C (°F) −21.3
(−6.3)
−17.2
(1)
−9.1
(15.6)
−2.2
(28)
1.9
(35.4)
7.4
(45.3)
7.9
(46.2)
6.6
(43.9)
1.2
(34.2)
−4.1
(24.6)
−9.3
(15.3)
−16.5
(2.3)
−4.56
(23.79)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 21
(0.83)
65
(2.56)
41
(1.61)
77
(3.03)
24
(0.94)
2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
7
(0.28)
22
(0.87)
20
(0.79)
25
(0.98)
305
(12.01)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

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