Logar Province

03.12.2009 06:49

Logar Province

Coordinates: 34°00′N 69°12′E / 34.0°N 69.2°E / 34.0; 69.2

Logar (لوګر)







 - coordinates

34°00′N 69°12′E / 34.0°N 69.2°E / 34.0; 69.2



3,880 km2 (1,498 sq mi)



332,451 and 550,300 (varying estimates) [1]


120 /km2 (311 /sq mi)





Main languages

Dari Persian



Map of Afghanistan with Logar highlighted

Logar (Pashto: لوګر) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. The word of Logar is built from two Pashto words: Loy (لوى "great") and Ghar (غر "mountain")[2]. It is located in the eastern zone, southeast of Kabul, and the geography of the province centers on the large Logar River which enters the province through the west and leaves to the north. Its capital is Pul-i-Alam. Pashtuns are the majority of the population.



Logar is a generally religiously conservative province, although not to the extent of its southern neighbours. The province's political history is a microcosm of Afghanistan's recent turbulent past. During the period immediately prior to the US invasion of 2001, portions of the province were controlled by both the Taliban and the Northern Alliance. During the Jihad against Soviet occupation in the 1980s, Baraki Barak, Khushi, Charkh and Pule Alam districts were controlled by Jamiat e-Islami. Logar was known among Afghans as باب الجهاد' Bab al-Jihad', or 'the Gates of Jihad' because it became a fierce theatre of war between Mujahideen groups and the Soviet army and it was the main supply route of Mujahideen coming from south and Pakistan and going towards Northern and Central Afghanistan. It is said that the largest single convoy of the Soviets, consisting of more than 350 tanks, trucks, Oil Tankers and other vehicles, was attacked and destroyed in Logar province in a combined operation of different Mujahideen factions.[citation needed]




The main river valley in the Khoshi district of Logar, Afghanistan. Extensive irrigation and canal works, known as karez, provide water for the majority of the agriculture in southeastern Afghanistan.

Logar can be generally described as a relatively flat river valley in the north and central regions, surrounded by rugged mountains to the east, south, and southwest. The district of Azra, in the east, consists almost entirely of mountains, while travel to the Paktia Province to the south is limited to the Tera Pass, a 2896 m high road that was recently completed as part of the international reconstruction effort in Afghanistan.

Although the government of Afghanistan recognizes the Azra district as being in Logar, many widely-accepted maps include it in the Paktia province to the south.




Pul-i-Alam, the capital of Logar. The main road running through the city can be seen here. The mountains in the far background are the Azra district and portions of northwest Paktia.

Logar's capital is the city of Pul-i-Alam, located in the district of the same name. It sits on the main road running from Kabul south to Gardez and Khowst province, which borders Pakistan.

Pul-i-Alam has seen a significant amount of reconstruction since the fall of the Taliban. The main road to Kabul was completed in 2006, significantly reducing travel time to the national capital. Additional projects include numerous schools, radio stations, government facilities, and a major Afghan National Police base situated just south of the city.

Like most Afghan cities, there is little municipal planning or services. Electricity is provided by diesel generators, and wells are the primary source of drinking water.


The overall literacy rate in Logar province is 21%, however, while nearly one-third (31%) of men are literate this is true for just under one-tenth (9%) of women. There around 168 primary and secondary schools in the province catering for 81538 students. There are nearly 2082 teachers working in schools in the Logar province. [3]


Pashtuns are the majority in Logar province with 70% of the population. Persian speaking Tajiks and Hazaras are 30% of the population.[3][1]


Until 2005 the district was administratively subdivided into five districts. In that year the province gained Azra District from neighbouring Paktia Province; also part of Charkh District was split off into the new district of Kharwar.

Districts of Logar Province










Shifted from Paktia Province in 2005

Baraki Barak




Includes the road linking Pul-i-Alam with Highway 1 to the west





Sub-divided in 2005





Created in 2005 within Charkh District





Home to one of the few Shiite enclaves in southeast Afghanistan

Mohammad Agha




The northern portion of Mohammad Agha is contiguous with the southern 'suburbs' of Kabul





Includes the capital city




  1. ^ a b "Province: Logar" Program for Cultrual and Conflict Studies, Naval Postgraduate School, a U.S. Navy website, accessed 24 January 2009
  2. ^ http://www.logarweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=92
  3. ^ a b Logar provincial profile
  4. ^ http://www.mrrd.gov.af/nabdp/Provincial%20Profiles/Logar%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf Logar Provincial Profile - MRRD
  5. ^ Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers


خالدصديقی 07.05.2011 16:16

لوګرولايت ته ښه راغلاست

شیر محمد تر ېن 22.04.2011 20:39

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بشيراحمد احمدزی 06.03.2011 15:27

د هر څه نه مخکې د لوګر باغيرته ولس ته خپل سلامونه او نيکې هيلې وړاندې کوم او دالله (ج) نه په پنځه وخته لمانځه کې دا غواړم چې د لوګر په ولايت کې امنيت قايم شي تر څو زمونژ ټول هيوادوال پر يوه صلح اميزه فضا کې ژوند وکړې ، او زما داهيله له ټولو خلکو نه داده چې د تعليم پر لور روان شي.<br />ډيره مننه <br />بشيراحمد احمدزی

محمد زمان 01.12.2010 06:22

من ازامريکا سلام هاي خود را به کل مردم لوګر تقديم ميکنم

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