Panjab, Afghanistan

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Punjab (Persian: پنجاب‎) (alternative names Punjāb, Panjāb, meaning 'five rivers') is the capital of Panjab District - a mountainous district in the southwestern part of the Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. The town is situated at 34°23'N 67°1'E and has an altitude of 2,758 m altitude,[1] the population was 9,900 in the year 2004. There is an airport with gravel surface.

Punjab

پنجاب
City
Punjab is located in Afghanistan
Punjab
Punjab
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°23′N 67°1′E / 34.383°N 67.017°E / 34.383; 67.017Coordinates: 34°23′N 67°1′E / 34.383°N 67.017°E / 34.383; 67.017
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceBamyan Province
DistrictPanjab District
Elevation
2,758 m (9,049 ft)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total9,900
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (AST)

ClimateEdit

Owing to its high altitude, Punjab features a cool-summer humid continental climate (Dsb) under the Köppen climate classification. It has cool, dry summers and cold, snowy winters. The annual precipitation averages 305 mm. August is the driest month with no rainfall, while April, the wettest month, has an average precipitation of 77 mm.

The average temperature in Punjab is 3.4 °C. July is the warmest month of the year with an average temperature of 17.1 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of -14.1 °C.

Climate data for Punjab
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −6.8
(19.8)
−4.3
(24.3)
2.3
(36.1)
9.9
(49.8)
16.9
(62.4)
25.2
(77.4)
26.4
(79.5)
26.1
(79.0)
22.0
(71.6)
13.6
(56.5)
6.1
(43.0)
−1.1
(30.0)
11.4
(52.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −14.1
(6.6)
−10.8
(12.6)
−3.4
(25.9)
3.8
(38.8)
9.4
(48.9)
16.3
(61.3)
17.1
(62.8)
16.3
(61.3)
11.6
(52.9)
4.7
(40.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
−8.8
(16.2)
3.4
(38.1)
Average low °C (°F) −21.3
(−6.3)
−17.2
(1.0)
−9.1
(15.6)
−2.2
(28.0)
1.9
(35.4)
7.4
(45.3)
7.9
(46.2)
6.6
(43.9)
1.2
(34.2)
−4.1
(24.6)
−9.3
(15.3)
−16.5
(2.3)
−4.6
(23.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 21
(0.8)
65
(2.6)
41
(1.6)
77
(3.0)
24
(0.9)
2
(0.1)
1
(0.0)
0
(0)
7
(0.3)
22
(0.9)
20
(0.8)
25
(1.0)
305
(12)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Location of Panjab - Falling Rain Genomics Archived November 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Climate: Punjab - Climate-Data.org". Retrieved 9 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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