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Provincial Profile
Province in Brief Name of the Province: Balkh

Area: 16840 Km2

Related Zone: North

Center: Mazar e Sharif

Geography The Balkh province shares borders in the north with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Samangan and Kundoz provinces are located in its east, Jawzjan in its west while Sar-e-Pul and Samangan Provinces located in its south.
Governance Governor and two Deputies

Provincial Council

11 Members in Parliament, 8 Male, 3 Female

Population/People/Languages The total population of Balkh Province is 2400000.

6 tribes (Tajik, Pashtun, Hazara, Uzbek, Arab and Turkmen) are consisting the Population.

Dari, Uzbeki, Pashtu and Turkmen are the spoken languages in Baghlan.

Number of Districts Balkh has 14 districts, listed below:

Bakh, Deh Dadi, Sholgara, Nahr Shahi, Marmal, Khulm, Kaldar, Shor Tapa, Chamtal, Chahar Kunt, Chahar Bolak, Dawlat Abad, Kushinda and Zaari.

Context Health and Education systems have been operating in Balkh.

There are 554 Government 46 Private Schools operating in Balkh with 276742 Male and 225623 Female Students in Government schools. On another hand, there are 13398 Male and Female students studying in Private Schools.

12 Government and 3 Private Institutes are operating in Balkh. As well as, there is One Government Higher education university and 10 Private sector higher education universities operating there.

In total, there are 11531 Male and Female teachers in Balkh province.

In heath sector, there are 102 Government Health centers with 28 Hospitals and 102 Community health centers.

Registered Mines found in Balkh Province are below.

Mines of construction materials

Mines of Quarts Glass