Panjab (Dari: پنجاب) is district in the central part of Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan. The capital is the town of Panjab. Panjab contains 5 valleys (Darai Sia, Darai Nargis, Darai Mahretuspus, Darai Ghurguri and Darai Taquab-Barg), the water running through the 5 valleys meet in the centre of the district.[2] Its population is entirely Hazara people.

Panjab is located in Afghanistan
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°23′00″N 67°01′00″E / 34.38333°N 67.01667°E / 34.38333; 67.01667
Country Afghanistan
 • GovernorRustam Ali
2,700 m (8,900 ft)
 • Total98,200
Time zoneGMT+04:30 Kabul

At 2,700 metres above sea level it has the highest altitude in the province, the city of Panjab is located 298 km from the capital Kabul - however travel is difficult especially in winter - the journey takes 14 hours.[2] Two rival parties, Pazdar and Hezb-e-Wahdat, dominate the district and have divided the district between them - there has been fighting between them[2]

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  1. ^ "Bamyan Provincial Profile" (PDF). Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile Punjab

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