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Daragan Destination Guide

Explore Daragan in Afghanistan

Daragan in the region of Balkh is a town in Afghanistan - some 209 mi or ( 336 km ) North-West of Kabul , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Daragan is now 11:29 AM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Kabul " with a UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Wahanah Nowroz, Timur Saray, Shibirghan, Shah Ab-e Kabul, and Qowrachi. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Wahanah Nowroz . Where to go and what to see in Daragan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Balkh

Balkh was an ancient city and centre of Zoroastrianism in what is northern Afghanistan. Today it is a small town in the province of Balkh, about 20 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital, Mazar-e Sharif, and some 74 km south of the Amu Darya. It was one of the major cities of Khorasan. Marco Polo described Balkh as a "noble and great city". The ancient city of Balkh was under the Greeks renamed Bactra, giving its name to Bactria.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 36.77 66.87 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Buddhism in Afghanistan, Buddhist art and culture, Districts of Balkh Province, Former populated places in Afghanistan, Historical regions of Afghanistan, History of Iran, Populated places along the Silk Road, Populated places established in the 2nd millennium BC, Populated places in Balkh Province

Charbolak District

Charbolak (or Chahar Bolak or Char Bolak) district is located in the western part of Balkh Province. Its capital is the village of Charbolak, 40 km northwest of Mazari Sharif. The majority of the population is Pashtun. The previous name of this district was Adina Masjid (آدینه‌ مسجد), which was changed to Char Bolak during the Pashtunisation policy of Mohammad Gul Khan Momand.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 36.77 66.87 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Districts of Balkh Province