Badghis Province

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Badghis
بادغیس
Province o Afghanistan
A veelage in Badghis
Location athin Afghanistan
Districts prior tae 2005 realignment
Coordinates: 35°0′N 63°45′E / 35.000°N 63.750°E / 35.000; 63.750
Kintra  Afghanistan
Provincial seat Qala i Naw
Destricts
Government
 • Govrenor Dilbar Jan Arman Shinwari
Area
 • Total 20,591 km2 (7,950 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population [1]
 • Total 499,393
 • Density 20.9/km2 (54/sq mi)
Ethnic groups
 •   Tajiks
 •   Pashtuns
 •   Uzbeks
 •   Turkmen
Leids
 •   Dari Persie
Pashto
Turkmen
ISO 3166-2 code AF-BDG

Bādghīs (Persie/Pashto: بادغیس) is ane o the thirty-fower provinces o Afghanistan. It is locatit in northwastren Afghanistan, atween the Murghab an Hari rivers, extendin as far northward as the edge o the desert o Sarakhs. It includes the Chul formations through which the Turkmen-Afghan bundary runs.[2] The province wis carvit oot o portions o Herat Province an Meymaneh Province in 1964 an haes a total aurie o 20,591 km2.[3]

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  1. Afghanistan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development: Badghis Provincial Profile
  2.  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Badghis". Encyclopædia Britannica (11t ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  3. C. E. Bosworth; D. Balland. "BAÚD¨GÚÈS". In Ehsan Yarshater. Encyclopædia Iranica. United States: Columbia University. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 

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