Puli Alam

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Puli Alam
Persian: پل علم
City
Puli Alam in 2007
Puli Alam in 2007
Puli Alam is located in Afghanistan
Puli Alam
Puli Alam
Coordinates: 33°58′51″N 69°02′06″E / 33.98083°N 69.03500°E / 33.98083; 69.03500Coordinates: 33°58′51″N 69°02′06″E / 33.98083°N 69.03500°E / 33.98083; 69.03500
Country  Afghanistan
Province Logar
Elevation 1,922 m (6,306 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 22,914[1]
Time zone UTC+4:30

Puli Alam (Persian/Pashto: پل علم) is the provincial capital of Logar Province, Afghanistan as well as of Puli Alam District. The population of Puli-Alam is estimated to be around 108,000, which is composed of ethnic Pashtuns and Tajiks. The city of Puli Alam has a population of 22,914 (in 2015).[2] it has 4 districts and a total land area of 3,752 Hectares.[3] The total number of dwellings in this city are 2,546.[4]

Puli Alam has undergone massive reconstruction work after the fall of Taliban government.

A provincial reconstruction team PRT Logar of the Czech Republic was based in Puli Alam.

Climate[edit]

With a cold and temperate climate, Puli Alam features a warm-summer humid continental climate (Dsa) under the Köppen climate classification. It has warm, dry summers and cold, snowy winters. The average temperature in Puli Alam is 11.0 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 291 mm.

July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 24.7 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of -6.8 °C.

Climate data for Puli Alam
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −0.4
(31.3)
6.9
(44.4)
10.9
(51.6)
18.6
(65.5)
23.1
(73.6)
30.9
(87.6)
32.8
(91)
32.2
(90)
27.8
(82)
20.4
(68.7)
13.4
(56.1)
5.5
(41.9)
18.51
(65.31)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.8
(19.8)
0.8
(33.4)
5.0
(41)
12.1
(53.8)
15.3
(59.5)
22.3
(72.1)
24.7
(76.5)
23.8
(74.8)
18.7
(65.7)
11.6
(52.9)
5.5
(41.9)
−1.3
(29.7)
10.98
(51.76)
Average low °C (°F) −13.2
(8.2)
−5.3
(22.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
5.6
(42.1)
7.6
(45.7)
13.8
(56.8)
16.6
(61.9)
15.5
(59.9)
9.7
(49.5)
2.8
(37)
−2.3
(27.9)
−8.1
(17.4)
3.48
(38.27)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

Land use[edit]

Puli Alam is an urban village in eastern Afghanistan.[6] Agriculture is the dominant land use, accounting for 49% of total land. Only 19% of land is classified as built-up, but of this area, 48% is vacant plots.[7] In Districts 1-3, the majority of the dwellings are regular houses.[8]

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