Band-e Sultan

Sultan Mahmud Dam
Band-e Sultan in Jaghatu, Wardak.jpg
Band-e Sultan in Jaghatu
LocationGhazni Province, Afghanistan
Construction began10th century
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsGhazni River
Location of the Ghazni Province of Afghanistan

The Sultan Mahmud Dam or Band-e Sultan is a dam located on the Ghazni River in the Jaghatū District of Ghazni Province in Afghanistan.[1][2] As of April 2013, the dam is just used for irrigating 15,000 hectares of land. It is believed to have the potential to meet electricity needs of 50,000 families. The dam has importance for residents of Ghazni and neighboring Maidan Wardak province. It is believed to be first built during the Ghaznavids era in the 10th century, in memory of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.[3]

The barrage collapsed in March 2005, leading to catastrophic floodings of the city of Ghazni, 30 km away.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "Govt. fails to keep dam rebuilding promise". Pajhwok Afghan News. April 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "BAND-E SULTAN | Travels in Afghanistan". Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
  3. ^ Starr, S. Frederick (2 June 2015). Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-16585-1.
  4. ^ "Dam burst causes flooding in Ghazni". The New Humanitarian. 2005-03-30. Retrieved 2023-01-15.
  5. ^ "Afghanistan: Dam burst causes flooding in Ghazni - Afghanistan | ReliefWeb". Retrieved 2023-01-15.

External links

  • The Sultan Dam - Ghazni (RTA Dec. 14, 2020)

Coordinates: 33°45′36″N 68°22′48″E / 33.7600°N 68.3800°E / 33.7600; 68.3800

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