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Provincial Profile

Province in Brief Name of the Province: Badakhshan

Area: 47403 Km2

Related Zone: North East

Center: Faiz Abad

Geography Badakhshan province is sharing border with Kunar, Laghman and Kapisa provinces to the south and Takhar to the west. Badakhshan is a mountainous province with snow covered mountains.
Governance Governor and two Deputies

Provincial Council

9 Members in Parliament

Population/People/Languages The total population of Badakhshan Province is 950953.

Six tribes (Tajik, Pashtun, Uzbek, Hazara, Baluch and Kirgiz) are consisting the Population.

Farsi, Uzbeki, Shaghnani, Zibaki, Ishkashmi, Wakhi, Manji, Roshani, Qarghizi are the spoken languages in Badakhshan.

Number of Districts Badakhshan has 28 districts, listed below:

Wakhan, Ishkashm, Zabak, Shaghnan, Darwaz Bala, Darwaz, Shikay, kouf, Khwahan, Raghistan, Kohistan, Yawan, Shahr e Buzurg, Yaftal e Payan, Arghanjkhwa, Baharak, Wardooj, Shuhada, Yamgan, Kiran wa Manjan, Jerm, Khash, Argo, Daraym, Tashkan, Tagab, Kishm, Faiz Abad (The Center)

Context Health, Education and agriculture systems have been operating in Badakhshan.

There are 313 High schools, 207 Middle school and 112 Primary schools open for the students where 162217 girls and 180363 boys are studying.

Higher Education system is also running and beside one Government University, One Private sector is also facilitating higher education in Badakhshan.

Health sector is also providing services in Badakhshan. There is One Government Hospital, One Private Sector Hospital, Two District Government Hospitals, 14 Community health centers, 32 Basic Health centers, 37 sub centers and 9 mobile health teams are operating in health sector.

The main Mines found in Badakhshan are lapis Lazuli and Gold.