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Find Out All About Faryab

Map showing Faryab province in Afghanistan

Faryab is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country. Its capital is Meymaneh.


  • 1 Districts
  • 2 Political and Economic Situation
  • 3 Government
  • 4 Cities
  • 5 External link

  • Almar District
  • Andkhoy District
  • Bilchiragh District
  • Dawlat Abad District
  • Khani Chahar Bagh
  • Khwaja Sabz Posh District
  • Kohistan District
  • Maymana District
  • Pashtun Kot District
  • Qaramqol District
  • Qaysar District
  • Shirin Tagab District

Political and Economic Situation

Primarily ethnically Uzbek and Tajik, 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. Like many areas in the north of Afghanistan, warlords and criminal gangs who flourished under the lawless conditions that pervade Afghanistan are still very powerful in the province. Warlords are reported to be heavily involved in land seizures and extortion, even going so far as to run their own private jails where prisoners are detained and tortured.

Two of the most powerful warlords in the province are Rashid Dostum and his arch-rival Abdul Malik. Dotsum's troops, despite Dotsum himself officialy being a senior member of the Hamid Karzai governement, has often clashed with soldiers from the Afghan National Army, and also with Malik's forces as they battle for control of the province and other areas in the north of the country.


The Governor of the province is Amer Latif.


  • Meymaneh
  • Andkhoy