Northwest Afghanistan

This section covers the northwestern portion of . The Northern Alliance held out here when Taliban controlled the rest of Afghanistan. The main ethnic groups are and .

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, officially called Mazari Sharif and also Mazar-i-Sharif, , even Mazar Sharif or just Mazar is a city in and the capital of Balkh Province.


is a town in . was the capital of the historic region of , even before the arrival of Alexander the Great, and of a Greco-Bactrian Kingdom afterward.

The is in on the road between and .

is the capital of Jowzjan Province in .

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