List of cities in Afghanistan

List of cities in Afghanistan is located in Afghanistan
Kabul
Kabul
Herat
Herat
Jalalabad
Jalalabad
Kandahar
Kandahar
Mazar-i-Sharif
Mazar-i-Sharif
Kunduz
Kunduz
Lashkargah
Lashkargah
Puli Khumri
Puli Khumri
Farah
Farah
Ghazni
Ghazni
Maymana
Maymana
Khost
Khost
Map of major cities as identified by governmental organizations[1]
A section of Kabul, which is multi-ethnic and the only city in Afghanistan with over 1 million population
Aerial view of Kandahar, the second-largest city of Afghanistan, located in southern Afghanistan
Herat, the third-largest city, located in western Afghanistan
Mazar-i-Sharif, the fourth-largest city, located in northern Afghanistan
Jalalabad, the fifth-largest city, located in eastern Afghanistan

The only city in Afghanistan with over 1 million population is its capital, Kabul. The rest are smaller cities and towns. According to the National Statistic and Information Authority of Afghanistan (NSIA), an estimated total number of people living inside Afghanistan was 32,225,560 in 2020. Of this, around 7.8 million were reported to be living in urban areas and the rest in rural or countryside.[2]

ListEdit

The chart below shows 18 cities of Afghanistan with a population over 100,000, by order of population.

Name Province Population estimate as of January 1, 2020[3]
Kabul Kabul 4,273,156
Kandahar Kandahar 614,254
Herat Herat 556,205
Mazar-i-Sharif Balkh 469,247
Kunduz Kunduz 356,536
Jalalabad Nangarhar 263,312
Taloqan Takhar 253,735
Puli Khumri Baghlan 237,888
Charikar Parwan 198,306
Lashkargah Helmand 190,555
Sheberghan Jowzjan 188,808
Ghazni Ghazni 183,051
Khost Khost 180,214
Sar-e Pol Sar-e Pol 173,719
Chaghcharan Ghor 150,892
Mihtarlam Laghman 144,162
Farah Farah 125,570
Puli Alam Logar 117,698

Ancient namesEdit

Ancient names of places or cities in Afghanistan:

Current city and region Ancient name
Kabul Kophene,[4] Gaofū, Kābūrā
Ghazni Ghaznīn, Ghazna
Balkh Bakhlo, Bactra, Bokhdī
Bamyan Bamikan[5]
Herat Haraiva, Harī, Aria
Laghman Lampaka [4]
Jalalabad Adinapur[6]
Kandahar Arachosia,[4]
Lashkargah Bost, Bust
Zaranj Zranka, Zarangia, Drangiana
Kunduz Drapsaka, Walwalij

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "STATE OF AFGHAN CITIES -2015 VOLUME ONE" (PDF). samuelhall.org. Ministry of Urban Development Affairs.
  2. ^ "NSIA Population Estimates 2019-20" (PDF).
  3. ^ "NSIA" (PDF).
  4. ^ a b c The Ancient Geography of India by Alexander Cunningham.
  5. ^ "معنی بامیکان | لغت‌نامه دهخدا". Vajehyab.com.
  6. ^ Gazetteer of the Peshawar District 1897-98 Page 55

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