Faryab Province

Geobox|Province
country = Afghanistan
country_

name = Faryab
native_name = فارياب


map_caption = Map of Afghanistan with Faryab highlighted
capital = Maymana
capital_lat_d = 36
capital_long_d = 65
population_as_of = 2006
population = 858600
population_note = [cite web |url=http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=abcdefghinoq&msz=600&geo=-278 |title=World Gazetteer]
area = 20293
population_density = 42.3
timezone = UTC+4:30
free_type = Main languages
free = Uzbek Turkmen Persian (Dari)
Faryab (PerB|فارياب) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country. Its capital is Maymana.

History

Faryab is a Persian word meaning "lands irrigated by diversion of river water".cite encyclopedia |last=Balland |first=Daniel |editor=Ehsan Yarshater |encyclopedia= Encyclopædia Iranica |title=FAÚRYAÚB |url= http://www.iranica.com/newsite/articles/v9f4/v9f410.html |accessyear=2008 |accessmonth=January |edition=Online Edition |publisher=Columbia University |location=United States ] The modern province is named after a town that was founded by the Sassanids and later destroyed by the invading Mongols in 1220.

Political and Economic Situation

Primarily ethnically Uzbek and Turkmen, Faryab province has been one of the more peaceful areas in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban after the U.S. invasion of 2001. Recent development projects in the province have focused on expanding the agricultural potential of the province, in particular the re-forestation of areas of the province that were denuded in the recent past.

Government

The governor of the province is Amer Latif.

On July 10, 2008 the Taliban 'governor', Abdul Hamid Akhundzada, was killed by Afghan security forces. No replacement has been named. [ [http://wiredispatch.com/news/?id=246838 Afghan forces kill Taliban "governor"] ]

Districts

*Almar
*Andkhoy
*Bilchiragh
*Dawlat Abad
*Gurziwan
*Khani Chahar Bagh
*Khwaja Sabz Posh
*Kohistan
*Maymana
*Pashtun Kot
*Qaramqol
*Qaysar
*Qurghan
*Shirin Tagab

Cities

*Maymana
*Andkhoy

References

External links

* [http://www.puco.de/afghanistan/faryab.php3?LANGUAGE=e Faryab Province] at the Geographical Database


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