Torghundi

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Torghundi
تورغونډۍ
Torghundi border checkpoint in July 2015
Torghundi border checkpoint in July 2015
Torghundi is located in Afghanistan
Torghundi
Torghundi
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°15′N 62°17′E / 35.250°N 62.283°E / 35.250; 62.283
Country  Afghanistan
Province Herat Province
District Kushk District
Elevation 2,224 ft (678 m)
Time zone + 4.30

Torghundi (Pashto: تورغونډۍ‎, Tōrghūnḍəi) is a border checkpoint and border crossing in northern Herat province of Afghanistan. It is the second border crossing between Afghanistan and neighboring Turkmenistan. The city of Serhetabat in Turkmenistan is located just a short drive from the border crossing.

Torghundi is connected by a road and a 1520 mm gauge railroad with Serhetabat. The railroad was originally built in 1960 as a single track,[1] but is now being upgraded.[2][3]

Climate[edit]

With an influence from the local steppe climate, Torghundi features a cold semi-arid climate (BSk) under the Köppen climate classification. The average temperature in Toraghundi is 15.8 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 300 mm.

July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 28.5 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 3.4 °C.

Climate data for Torghundi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
10.4
(50.7)
16.4
(61.5)
22.5
(72.5)
29.4
(84.9)
34.6
(94.3)
36.7
(98.1)
35.1
(95.2)
30.8
(87.4)
24.8
(76.6)
17.3
(63.1)
11.6
(52.9)
23.2
(73.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.4
(38.1)
4.8
(40.6)
10.0
(50)
15.5
(59.9)
21.2
(70.2)
26.0
(78.8)
28.5
(83.3)
26.8
(80.2)
21.7
(71.1)
16.0
(60.8)
9.7
(49.5)
5.5
(41.9)
15.8
(60.4)
Average low °C (°F) −2.2
(28)
−0.7
(30.7)
3.7
(38.7)
8.6
(47.5)
13.0
(55.4)
17.4
(63.3)
20.4
(68.7)
18.5
(65.3)
12.7
(54.9)
7.3
(45.1)
2.2
(36)
−0.5
(31.1)
8.4
(47.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 35°15′N 62°17′E / 35.250°N 62.283°E / 35.250; 62.283