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Bāzārak (Persian: بازارک‎) is the provincial capital of Panjshir Province, in the Panjshir Valley of northeastern Afghanistan. It has six villages: Khanez, Jangalak, Malaspa, Parandeh and Rahmankhel. The tomb of Ahmad Shah Massoud, known as the "Lion of Panjshir", is located in Bazarak.

Bazarak

بازارک
City
Officials visit Bazarak District in 2011
Officials visit Bazarak District in 2011
Bazarak is located in Afghanistan
Bazarak
Bazarak
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°18′46″N 69°30′57″E / 35.31278°N 69.51583°E / 35.31278; 69.51583Coordinates: 35°18′46″N 69°30′57″E / 35.31278°N 69.51583°E / 35.31278; 69.51583
Country Afghanistan
ProvincePanjshir Province
Elevation
1,991 m (6,532 ft)
Population
 (2015)[3]
 • City24,723 [1]
 • Urban
24,723 [2]
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Standard Time)

Bazarak is a small city in the Northeast of Afghanistan. It has a total population of 24,723 (2015) [4] and has only 3 Police districts (nahias).[5] The total land area of Bazarak city is 9,122 Hectares [6] while there are 2,747 total number of dwellings in the city.[7]

Bazarak, classified as an Urban Village, is located in northeastern Afghanistan. Developed land such as housing, institutions and agriculture is clustered along the Panjshir River. Institutional land accounts for almost 30% of built-up land area but the large majority of total land is barren (84%).[8]

In July 2011, an off-duty National Directorate of Security agent shot and killed two Americans, one was a member of the United States armed forces while the other was a civilian contractor. The assailant was originally from the Dara district of Panjshir Province but working in Kabul, he was also killed in the incident by U.S. military personnel.[9]

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  1. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  2. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  3. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  4. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  5. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  6. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  7. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015". Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  8. ^ "The State of Afghan Cities Report 2015 - volume 2". Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  9. ^ Afghan agent kills NATO soldier and civilian in Panjshir. July 9, 2011.