Where is Baghlan Located?
In northern Afghanistan, at the foot of the Hindu Kush mountains, lies the province of Baghlan, which consists of 16 districts. A large part of the population in Baghlan, which amounts to about 920,000 people, speaks dari. Baghlan is considered a transit region, because all traffic between Kabul and its Central Asian neighbours crosses this northern province. However, the largely poor condition of many roads makes it difficult for the local population to get to the provincial capital or other places. Many villages are also not connected to the electricity supply.
What Country is Baghlan in?
In most districts of the province, people mainly live on agricultural income. However, the provincial capital Pul-e Khumri also has a long mining tradition.
German cooperation with Afghanistan has been active in Baghlan province for many years. The programmes range from promoting agriculture, economic development, promoting the rule of law and road construction to water and energy supply and administrative reforms. With the help of various programs, successes were achieved and the living conditions of the local people were improved.