Jabal Saraj District

Jabal Saraj
جبل سراج
Jabal Saraj District, Parwan Province
Jabal Saraj District, Parwan Province
Jabal Saraj is located in Afghanistan
Jabal Saraj
Jabal Saraj
Coordinates: 35°03′57″N 69°15′50″E / 35.0657°N 69.2639°E / 35.0657; 69.2639Coordinates: 35°03′57″N 69°15′50″E / 35.0657°N 69.2639°E / 35.0657; 69.2639
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceParwan Province
CapitalJabal Saraj
Population
 (2002[1])
 • Total120,000
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Standard Time)
ControlAfghanistan Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Jabal Sarāj or Jabal al-Sirāj (Dari: ولسوالی جبل سراج) is a district of Parwan Province located north of the capital Kabul, Afghanistan. Located near Charikar, Gulbahar and the Salang Pass, it is surrounded by the high peaks of mountains. During summer, people from Kabul and other provinces come to Jabal Saraj for vacation.[citation needed] The capital is the town of Jabal Saraj.

Jabal Saraj is a historic village of Afghanistan named by King Habibullah in the beginning of the 20th century as this district was one of the favourite sightseeing areas for the King with a special palace for the summer.[citation needed] Jabal Saraj's economy relies on a textile factory, built in 1937, a cement factory and agriculture. The grand historic palace, built in 1907, was rebuilt in 2019 and opened as the Museum of Afghan Jihad and Resistance, about the anti-Soviet war resistance.[2][3]

Demographics

The district is majority Tajik with a small Safi minority originally from Kunar and Tagab, Kapisa as well as small pockets of Mir and Khwaja Arabs.

References

  1. ^ MRRD Provincial profile for Parwan Province
  2. ^ "President Ghani Pays Visit to Parwan". 28 November 2019.
  3. ^ Tanha, Ahmad Fareed (27 November 2019). "President renames Jabal Alsaraj Palace in Parwan".
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