The Panjshir River flows through the Panjshir Valley in northeastern Afghanistan, 150 kilometres (93 mi) north of Kabul. Its main tributary is the Ghorband River which flows from the Parwan Province and joins the Panjshir River 10 km east of Charikar. The Panjshir River flows southward through the Hindu Kush and joins the Kabul River at the town of Surobi. A dam was built on the Panjshir River near Surobi in the 1950s to supply water from the Panjshir River to the Kabul River.[1]

Panjshir River Valley in May 2011.jpg
Panjshir River is located in Afghanistan
Panjshir River
Mouth of the Panjshir River in Afghanistan
Physical characteristics
SourceHindu Kush Mountains
 ⁃ locationPanjshir Valley, Afghanistan
 ⁃ coordinates35°41′18″N 70°05′14″E / 35.6882°N 70.0871°E / 35.6882; 70.0871
MouthKabul River
 ⁃ location
Surobi, Kabul Province, Afghanistan
 ⁃ coordinates
34°39′N 69°42′E / 34.650°N 69.700°E / 34.650; 69.700
Basin features
 ⁃ rightGhorband River

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Pandjhir". Encyclopaedia of Islam (CD-ROM Edition v. 1.0 ed.). Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV. 1999.

Coordinates: 34°39′N 69°42′E / 34.650°N 69.700°E / 34.650; 69.700