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Regions in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is made up of 34 primary administrative regions. Have a closer look at the regions in Afghanistan. Information on all primary administrative regions in Afghanistan.

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Primary administrative regions in Afghanistan

There are 34 regions in Afghanistan in the primary administrative level.
Primary administrative regions in Afghanistan
RegionNoPopulationCapitalCapital population
Badakhshan Badakhshān1.1,062,937Fayzabad Fayzabad44,421
Badghis Bādghīs2.792,155Qala i Naw Qala i Naw9,000
Balkh Balkh3.1,245,100Mazar-e Sharif Mazār-e Sharīf303,282
Bamian Wilāyat-e Bāmyān4.484,648Bamyan Bāmyān61,863
Daykundi Daykundi Province5.440,000Nili Nīlī-
Farah Farāh6.470,939Farah Farah43,561
Faryab Faryab Province7.913,866Maymana Maymana75,900
Ghazni Wilāyat-e Ghaznī8.1,168,800Ghazni Ghazni141,000
Ghowr Wilāyat-e Ghōr9.657,200Fayroz Koh Fayrōz Kōh15,000
Helmand Helmand10.925,666Lashkar Gah Lashkar Gāh43,934
Herat Herāt11.1,382,139Herat Herāt272,806
Jowzjan Wilāyat-e Jowzjān12.747,618Shibirghan Shibirghān55,641
Kabul Wilāyat-e Kābul13.3,138,338Kabul Kabul3,043,532
Kandahar Kandahār14.1,665,487Kandahar Kandahār391,190
Kapisa Wilāyat-e Kāpīsā15.472,584Sidqabad Sidqābād7,407
Khowst Velāyat-e Khowst16.283,283Khost Khōst96,123
Konar Wilāyat-e Kunaṟ17.562,411Asadabad Asadābād48,400
Kunduz Kunduz18.718,823Kunduz Kunduz161,902
Laghman Wilāyat-e Laghmān19.651,326Mehtar Lam Mehtar Lām17,345
Lowgar Wilāyat-e Lōgar20.373,100Pul-e `Alam Pul-e ‘Alam13,247
Nangarhar Nangarhār21.1,538,444Jalalabad Jalālābād200,331
Nimruz Wilāyat-e Nīmrōz22.234,086Zaranj Zaranj49,851
Nurestan Velāyat-e Nūrestān23.130,000Parun Pārūn1,000
Oruzgan Uruzgān24.301,867Tarinkot Tarinkot10,000
Paktia Wilāyat-e Paktiyā25.503,572Gardez Gardēz103,601
Paktika Wilāyat-e Paktīkā26.476,740Sharan Sharan2,200
Panjshir Panjshir27.146,100Bazarak Bāzārak65,000
Parvan Parwān28.786,152Charikar Charikar53,676
Samangan Samangān29.599,331Aibak Aībak47,823
Sar-e Pol Sar-e Pul30.727,277Sar-e Pul Sar-e Pul52,121
Takhar Wilāyat-e Takhār31.933,700Taloqan Taloqan64,256
Vardak Wardak32.342,048Maydanshakhr Maydanshakhr1,600
Wilayat-e Baghlan Wilāyat-e Baghlān33.872,234Pul-e Khumri Pul-e Khumrī56,369
Zabul Wilāyat-e Zābul34.444,585Qalat Qalāt12,191