Parun

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Parun
پارون
Parun is located in Afghanistan
Parun
Parun
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°25′0″N 70°55′01″E / 35.41667°N 70.91694°E / 35.41667; 70.91694Coordinates: 35°25′0″N 70°55′01″E / 35.41667°N 70.91694°E / 35.41667; 70.91694
Country  Afghanistan
Province Nuristan Province
District Parun District
Elevation 2,550 m (8,370 ft)
Population
 • City 1,000
 • Urban 1,647 [1]
Time zone Afghanistan Standard Time (UTC+4:30)

Pârûn (پارون), also called Prasûn and Prasungul, is a small town and administrative center of Nuristan Province and its Parun District in Afghanistan.

The city of Parun has a population of 1,647.[2] It has 1 district and a total land area of 350 hectares.[3] The total number of dwellings in Parun is 1,647.[4]

Land Use[edit]

Paroon is an Urban Village in northeastern Afghanistan with only 350 hectares and 183 dwellings.[5] Paroon is predominately forest land (54%) followed by agriculture (33%).[6] Built-up land only accounts for 7% of total land use.[7] But unlike many other cities, Paroon does not have any barren land and only 4 hectares of vacant plots.[8]

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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.[9]

Languages[edit]

Wasi-wari is natively spoken in Parun, while Kamkata-viri, Pashto and Dari are also understood.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities report2015". 
  2. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities report2015". 
  3. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities report 2015". 
  4. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities report 2015". 
  5. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities report 2015". 
  6. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities report 2015". 
  7. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities report 2015". 
  8. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities report 2015". 
  9. ^ 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 ...