Chaman (Pashto/Urdu: چمن) is the capital of Qilla Abdullah District, Balochistan Province, Pakistan. It is situated just south of the Wesh-Chaman border crossing with the neighbouring Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. After the capital Quetta, Chaman is the second-largest city and tehsil in the Pashtun majority northern part of Balochistan Province.
Chaman Gate border between Pakistan and Afghanistan
|District||Qilla Abdullah District|
|Elevation||1,338 m (4,390 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
|Number of Union Councils||13|
With an influence from the local steppe climate, Chaman features a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen BSh). The average annual temperature in Chaman is 19.0 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 232 mm. June is the driest month with 0 mm of rainfall, while the wettest month is January, with an average 65 mm of precipitation.
July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 31.0 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 6.4 °C.
|Climate data for Chaman|
|Average high °C (°F)||13.3
|Daily mean °C (°F)||6.4
|Average low °C (°F)||−0.4
Chaman has a railway station which accommodates services with Kandahar as well as other parts of Afghanistan. A slow passenger train runs between Chaman and Quetta daily. In 2008, it was proposed to extend this railway through Afghanistan to Central Asia. Chaman is on the silk road on the eastern side.
The town is an important trade point in the Balochistan region, providing a gateway on the trade routes between Afghanistan and Karachi. It underwent development during the martial law period of the 1980s.
Chaman has been known for its football since the 1940s and is home of Afghan Football Club Chaman and Muslim Football Club chaman, which plays in the Pakistan Premier League.There were More than 80 local football clubs in the chaman during 2001 and more than 2000 players participate in intra-district football tournament every year.The Jamal Nasir Shaheed Stadium,Millat studium, baghicha ground and Essa khan Studium are located in the town.More than a dozen players of Afghan FC and Muslim FC played for the Pakistan national football team, including the captain Mohammad Essa, Jadid Khan Pathan, Kaleem Ullah Achakzai. Also Chaman have many popular soccer players Like, former Pakistan Team Captain, Kaleem Ullah (recently playing a league in USA and Iraq) Mehmood Khan, Dawood Khan (khan brother)Himat Khan,Majeed Khan and saeed khan (also brothers) Shams ud din Achakzai, Sadullah(sado) and Hayat Ullah International. One of the oldest player Haji abdul Qayyum aka Khadako presently coaching to Pak Army football Club Chaman. Mohammad Essa was also the head coach of Pakistan national team during 2017-18.Chaman City Have lots of Football teams here are some teams names.
famous football clubsEdit
- Afghan FC Chaman
- Muslim FC Chaman
- Millat Stadium FC
- Shaista Pashtoon FC
- Pak Afghan FC
- Chaman Football Club
- Buldia FCC
- Shaista Abbaseen Shaeed Football Club (Shams Academy)
- Gulshan football club chaman,ETC..
Besides football Chaman has a leading role in all sports. ÷Chaman Has Asian Gold Medalist in Boxing Meer Wais khan belong to Akbar Boxing Club leading by Khudaidad khan Achakzai.
Afghanistan Former President Amanullah Khan escaped to Europe by the route of Chaman.
Thousands of Afghan refugees came to Pakistan using the Chaman route.