Qala i Naw

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Qala i Naw
قلعه نو
Qala i Naw is located in Afghanistan
Qala i Naw
Qala i Naw
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°59′12″N 63°7′45″E / 34.98667°N 63.12917°E / 34.98667; 63.12917Coordinates: 34°59′12″N 63°7′45″E / 34.98667°N 63.12917°E / 34.98667; 63.12917
Country Afghanistan
Province Badghis Province
District Qala i Naw District
Elevation 967 m (3,173 ft)
Population (2015)
 • City 64,125 [1]
 • Urban 64,125 [2]
Time zone UTC+4:30
Website http://www.naraiman.com/

Qala i Naw (Persian: قلعه نو[pronunciation?]) is a town in Qala i Naw District and the capital of Badghis Province, of north-west Afghanistan. Its population was estimated 9,000 in 2006, of which 80% are Tajiks, Aimaq Hazara[3] Other significant communities include Pashtuns, Balochis and Uzbeks.

The city of Qala-i-naw has a population of 64,125 people (2015) [4] with 6 Police districts (nahias) and total land area of 3,752 Hectares. [5] There are 7,125 total number of dwellings in Qala-i-Naw. [6] Qala-i-naw is the provincial capital of Badghis Province.

Qala-i-Naw is a Provincial Centre located in western Afghanistan. Barren land accounts for 49% of total land area [7] and only 28% is classified as built-up.[8] Of the built-up land, 60% is residential.[9] District 4 has a large institutional and transportation land use as a result of the airport located there.[10]

It has a small airport, Qala i Naw Airport.

Climate[edit]

Qala i Naw has a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk) with hot summers and cold winters. Precipitation is low, and mostly falls in winter.

Climate data for Qala i Naw
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.2
(73.8)
25.4
(77.7)
32.7
(90.9)
33.5
(92.3)
39.1
(102.4)
42.5
(108.5)
42.8
(109)
40.0
(104)
37.7
(99.9)
35.0
(95)
30.5
(86.9)
26.5
(79.7)
42.8
(109)
Average high °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
7.4
(45.3)
14.9
(58.8)
21.9
(71.4)
29.0
(84.2)
33.7
(92.7)
35.8
(96.4)
33.5
(92.3)
29.0
(84.2)
23.0
(73.4)
16.7
(62.1)
10.2
(50.4)
21.78
(71.21)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.1
(32.2)
2.4
(36.3)
3.6
(38.5)
15.1
(59.2)
20.8
(69.4)
25.8
(78.4)
28.2
(82.8)
25.3
(77.5)
20.5
(68.9)
14.0
(57.2)
8.6
(47.5)
3.9
(39)
14.03
(57.24)
Average low °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
−2.4
(27.7)
2.9
(37.2)
8.9
(48)
12.0
(53.6)
15.8
(60.4)
18.2
(64.8)
16.1
(61)
10.0
(50)
5.0
(41)
1.8
(35.2)
−0.8
(30.6)
6.96
(44.53)
Record low °C (°F) −27.3
(−17.1)
−26.1
(−15)
−10.9
(12.4)
−9.0
(15.8)
2.3
(36.1)
6.6
(43.9)
11.2
(52.2)
6.3
(43.3)
0.2
(32.4)
−7.0
(19.4)
−9.6
(14.7)
−23.4
(−10.1)
−27.3
(−17.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 63.9
(2.516)
77.0
(3.031)
97.5
(3.839)
47.3
(1.862)
12.3
(0.484)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.6
(0.024)
6.7
(0.264)
17.9
(0.705)
53.4
(2.102)
376.6
(14.827)
Average rainy days 5 7 10 9 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 5 45
Average snowy days 6 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 18
Average relative humidity (%) 78 75 75 70 53 39 37 37 43 53 60 76 58
Mean monthly sunshine hours 127.4 120.8 170.9 162.5 264.0 344.8 367.2 334.0 310.8 197.0 175.4 110.2 2,685
Source: NOAA (1970-1983) [11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  3. ^ World Gazetteer: Qalʿeh-ye Naw - profile of geographical entity including name variants Archived October 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Qalai naw Climate Normals 1970-1983". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 25, 2012.