Bamyan Province

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Bamyan
بامیان
Province
The location o Bamiyan Province athin Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°45′N 67°15′E / 34.75°N 67.25°E / 34.75; 67.25
Kintra  Afghanistan
Caipital Bamyan
Area
 • Total 14,175 km2 (5,473 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 387,300
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4:30
Main leids Dari Persie (Hazaragi variety)

Bamyan Province (Persian: بامیان) is ane o the thirty-fower provinces o Afghanistan. It is in the centre o the kintra. Its caipital is an aw cried Bamyan. The majority o the population are Hazaras, wi 16% Sadat, 15% Tajiks,[2] an Pashtuns an Tatars in smawer numbers.[3] Bamyan is the lairgest province in the Hazarajat region o Afghanistan, an is the cultural caipital o the Hazara ethnic group that predominates in the aurie.

In antiquity, central Afghanistan wis strategically placit tae thrive frae the Silk Road caravans which criss-crossed the region tradin atween the Roman Empire, Cheenae, Central an Sooth Asie. Bamyan wis a stoppin aff point for mony travellers. It wis here whaur elements o Greek, Persie an Buddhist airt wur combined intae a unique classical style, kent as Greco-Buddhist airt.

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