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Bamyan (Persian: بامیانBāmyān), also spelled Bamiyan and Bamian, is the capital of Bamyan Province in central Afghanistan. With an altitude of about 2,550 m and with a population of about 61,863, Bamyan is the largest town in the central Afghan region of Hazarajat, and lies approximately 240 kilometres north-west of Kabul, the national capital. Bamyan was the site of an early Hindu–Buddhist monastery from which Bamyan takes its name (Sanskrit varmayana, "coloured"). Bamyan's name is translated as ‘The Place of Shining Light’. Many statues of Buddha are carved into the sides of cliffs facing Bamyan city.

Population: 61,863

Latitude: 34° 49' 17.62" N
Longitude: 67° 49' 38.42" E

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  • Buddhas of Bamiyan

    The Buddhas of Bamiyan (Persian: بت های باميانbut hay-e bamiyan) were two 6th-century monumental statues of standing buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan, 230 km (140 mi) north…

  • Hajigak Pass

    The Kotal e Hajigag Sanskrit (Persian: کوتل حاجيگگKotal Aajah gag or Persian: کوتل آجه گگ‎ Persian: کوتل حاجيگک‎, hajji gak "little pilgrim") is a pass in Afghanistan.

  • Bamyan Airport

    Bamyan Airport (IATA: BIN, ICAO: OABN) is an airport serving the city of Bamyan in Afghanistan. It is sited alongside a large military base which, until April 2013, was known as Forward Operating Base Kiwibase and was home to coalition troops includ…