Asmar, Afghanistan

Asmar
اسمار
Village
Asmar is located in Afghanistan
Asmar
Asmar
Coordinates: 35°02′02″N 71°21′30″E / 35.0339°N 71.3583°E / 35.0339; 71.3583
CountryAfghanistan
ProvinceKunar
DistrictBar Kunar
Elevation
983 m (3,225 ft)

Asmar (Pashto: اسمار) is one of the major cities in northeastern of Kunar province of Afghanistan and is the district center of Bar Kunar district, which is located in the most southern part of the district in a river valley.[1]

History

The name Asmar is a combination of two Pashto language words of AS (horse) and MAR (snake).[2]

Population

The exact population of Āsmār is unknown. But, according to the GeoNames geographical database, the total population is 15708.[3]

Inhabitants

The Inhabitants of Asmar are over mostly Pashtuns, with a very small population of Nooristanis. The Pashtun tribes living in Asmar includes;

And some others.

Notable people

Aslam Khan Asmari, who is a famous historical tribal leader of Sharzis.

References

  1. ^ اسمار, Afghanistan - Geographical Names, map, geographic coordinates
  2. ^ Ganga Prasad Tripathi Indo-Afghan relations, 1882-1907 - 1973- Page 71 "Abdur Rahman, on his part regarded Asmar as part of Kunar, forming the frontier of Afghanistan in the direction of Chitral. 80 He refused to evacuate Asmar because he considered it as the gateway to his territory."
  3. ^ "Population of Āsmār, Afghanistan". Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.


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