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Province of Laghman

 
 

Laghman   لغمان

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Capital Mehtar Lam
Population 285,680
Area NA km˛
Time Zone UTC + 4:30
Main Languages Dari, Pashto, Pashai

Laghman (Persian: لغمان) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. Located in the eastern portion of Afghanistan, the capital is Mehtar Lam. The province is composed of several districts including: Alingar, Alishing, Dawlat Shah, Mehtar Lam, and Qarghayi. It is estimated that the population is approximately 285,680.

 

History

During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was formerly known as Lampaka. In the seventh century, the famous Chinese traveller Hsuan Tsang, visited the area. Located currently at the Kabul Museum, are 1969 Aramaic inscriptions that were found in Laghman which indicated an ancient trade route from India to Palmyra. During the war with the Soviets and the battles that followed between the rivaling warlords, many homes and business establishments in the province were destroyed.
At the moment, 2006, there is a ISAF Provincial Reconstruction Team based at Mehtar Lam which is led by the US
 

Economy

The Alingar and Alinshing rivers pass through Laghman, as the province is

known for its lushness. Laghman has sizable amounts of irrigated land as one can find scores of fruits and vegetables from Laghman in Kabul, notably cucumbers. Other main crops in Laghman include rice, wheat and cotton as many people living in the area are involved in agricultural trade and business.
The province also has an array of precious stones and minerals.

 

Demographic

Pashtuns constitute the main strata of the ethnic groups of Laghman, however Laghman is quite diverse. There are other groups as well, including a Dardic group known as the Pashai. There are also sizeable numbers of Tajiks as the province is well known for being a mosaic of Afghanistan's ethnic groups.

 

The Districts of Laghman

District Area Population
Alingar n/a n/a
Alishing n/a n/a
Dawlat Shah n/a n/a
Mehtar Lam n/a n/a
Qarghayi n/a n/a

Provinces of Afghanistan

Badakhshan » Badghis » Baghlan » Balkh » Bamyan » Daykundi » Farah » Faryab » Ghazni » Ghor » Helmand » Herat Jowzjan » Kabul » Kandahar » Kapisa » Khost » Konar » Kunduz » Laghman » Lowgar » Nangarhar » Nimruz » Nurestan Oruzgan » Paktia » Paktika » Panjshir » Parwan » Samangan » Sar-e-Pol » Takhar » Wardak » Zabu

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