Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Afghanistan (AF) Hazarajat Statistical Division
Image: The Great Buddha at Bamian, which was 55 meters high when it was constructed in 554 AD, was destroyed in 2001. The destruction exposed additional caves at the site, which contain the world's oldest known examples of oil painting.
This area has no major towns.
Hazarajat statistical division contains the provinces of Bamian and Daikondi. Its area is 22 263 km² and its population is about 750 000.
Bamian Province has an area of 14 175 km² and a population of about 400 000. It has 7 districts: Bamian, Kahmard, Panjab, Sayghan, Shibar, Waras, and Yakawlang. There are no towns in this province large enough to appear in the sample.
Daikondi Province has an area of 8 088 km² and a population of about 350 000. It has 7 districts: Kajran, Khedir, Kiti, Miramor, Nili, Sangi Takht, and Shahristan. There are no towns in this province large enough to appear in the sample.