Parwan Province

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Map of Afghanistan with Parwan highlighted


Parwān (پروان)
Country Afghanistan
Capital Charikar
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Area 5,974 km² (2,307 sq mi)
Population 560,000 [1]
Timezone UTC+4:30
Main language Dari (Persian)

Parwān (Persian/Pashto: پروان), also spelled Parvān, is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. There are about 560,000 people.[1] The capital is Charikar.

In 329 BC, Alexander the Great formed the settlement of Parwan. It was conquered by the Arabs in 792.[3]


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Districts of Parwan
Districts of Parwan Province
District Capital Population Area[4] Notes
Bagram 95,423
Charikar (Capital) 230,613
Ghorband 74,123
Jabal Saraj 80,052 Sub-divided in 2005
Kohi Safi 13,627
Salang 33,627
Sayed Khel 63,334 Created in 2005 within Jabul Saraj District
Shekh Ali 22,831
Shinwari 39,057
Surkhi Parsa 33,639


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Parwan Province". Program for Culture & Conflict Studies. Naval Postgraduate School. November 15, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  2. "Parwan Province: B. Demography and Population" (PDF). United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Afghanistan's Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  3. Frye, Richard Nelson (1999). "Farwan (also Parwan)". Encyclopaedia of Islam CD-ROM Edition v. 1.0. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV. Retrieved on December 18, 2007.
  4. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers