|Elevation||2,550 m (8,370 ft)|
|• Urban||1,647 |
|Time zone||UTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Standard Time)|
Paroon is an Urban Village in northeastern Afghanistan with only 350 hectares and 183 dwellings. Paroon is predominately forest land (54%) followed by agriculture (33%). Built-up land only accounts for 7% of total land use. But unlike many other cities, Paroon does not have any barren land and only 4 hectares of vacant plots.
Parun has 6 villages: Ishtewi, Pronz, Dewa, Kushteki, Tsutsum and Pashki. They are located over a distance of 20 km from north to south along the Parun River. Ishtewi, the upper village, lies at an altitude of 2,850 m above sea level, while Pashki, the lowest village, lies at 2,500 m above sea level .
Plans for a city
According to news published in 2007, the governor of Nuristan Province was planning to establish a city of about 20,000 people in Parun. This would make it "the first city in Nuristan." The report indicated that some construction had begun.
- "The State of Afghan Cities report2015".
- Afghan Governor Has Big Plans for Lonely Province, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, National Public Radio, 13 November 2007, ... The 50-year-old governor says Parun — the first city in Nuristan — is only the beginning for a province where residents farm and raise goats to survive ...
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