Lugar (province)

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Basic data
Country Afghanistan
Capital Pul-i-Alam
surface 3900 km²
Residents 392,000 (2015)
density 101 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 AF-LOG
Districts of Lugar Province (as of 2005);  The Azra district was added later
Districts of Lugar Province (as of 2005); The Azra district was added later

Coordinates: 34 ° 0 '  N , 69 ° 12'  E

The Mohammed Agha district
The Khoshi district

Lugar , alternatively Lo (w) gar or La (w) g (h) ar (depending on the spelling with or without the letters in brackets), Pashtun لوګر, Dari لوگر, is one of the 34 provinces in Afghanistan .

About 392,000 inhabitants live on an area of ​​approx. 3900 km². The provincial capital is Pul-i-Alam . The province is mostly inhabited by Pashtuns .


Possibly the name Lugar goes back to the term “Loy-Ghar”, “Great Mountain”, from the Pashtun language.


The Lugar River flows through the province from south to north . The capital Pul-i-Alam and other localities are roughly in the middle of the province, where the Lugar flows into a river coming from the west.

Administrative division

The province of Lugar is divided into the following districts:

Web links

Commons : Lugar Province  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Afghanistan. In: Retrieved January 9, 2016 .