in Balkh, Afghanistan
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 36.756 and 66.897 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 36° 45' 22" and E 66° 53' 49"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Afghani - AFN
- Spoken languages:
- Persian, Pushto, Uzbek, Turkmen
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 01:47 PM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Asia/Kabul
- UTC/GMT offset: 4.5 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 4:48 am and 7:10 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -27.155 and -109.432 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Hanga Roa
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
Safety Score: 5,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning it is not safe to travel Afghanistan.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Afghanistan. Last Update: 2022-05-24 08:21:34
Balkh in Balkh with it's 114,883 inhabitants is located in Afghanistan about 200 mi (or 322 km) north-west of Kabul, the country's capital.
Local time in Balkh is now 01:47 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Kabul with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of Balkh. The closest airport in Afghanistan is Mazar I Sharif Airport in a distance of 18 mi (or 28 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Chimtal, Dehdadi, Mazar-e Sharif, Dowlatabad and Faizabad. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 30°C / 87 °F
|Morning Temperature||20°C / 68 °F|
|Evening Temperature||35°C / 94 °F|
|Night Temperature||27°C / 80 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1002 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Moderate breeze with 12 km/h (8 mph) from South-West|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Wednesday, 25th of May 2022
34°C (93 °F)
31°C (87 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.
Thursday, 26th of May 2022
32°C (90 °F)
29°C (84 °F)
Few clouds, fresh breeze.
Friday, 27th of May 2022
29°C (84 °F)
22°C (72 °F)
Scattered clouds, fresh breeze.
Videos from this area
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Street food preparation in Balkh Afghanistan
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Driving in Balkh direction No Gombad Mosque - part 2, Balkh Afghanistan
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Balkh was an ancient city and centre of Zoroastrianism in what is northern Afghanistan. Today it is a small town in the province of Balkh, about 20 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital, Mazar-e Sharif, and some 74 km south of the Amu Darya. It was one of the major cities of Khorasan. Marco Polo described Balkh as a "noble and great city". The ancient city of Balkh was under the Greeks renamed Bactra, giving its name to Bactria.
Haji Piyada Mosque ḤĀJI PIĀDA or Noh Gonbad Mosque, a Samanid-style building in Balkh province of northern Afghanistan. Built in the ninth century, it is thought to be the earliest Islamic building in the country. It measures 20 by 20 meters. The outside walls are of mud-brick construction. The interior is divided into nine bays, each originally covered by a dome.
Charbolak (or Chahar Bolak or Char Bolak) district is located in the western part of Balkh Province. Its capital is the village of Charbolak, 40 km northwest of Mazari Sharif. The majority of the population is Pashtun. The previous name of this district was Adina Masjid (آدینه مسجد), which was changed to Char Bolak during the Pashtunisation policy of Mohammad Gul Khan Momand.
Eucratideia was an ancient town in Bactria mentioned by a few ancient writers. It was most likely a foundation of Eucratides I who is the more important ruler of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom with the name Eucratides. Not much is known about this city and it might be just a renaming of an already existing town rather than a new foundation. Renaming of cities was a common practise in the ancient world.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Balkh.
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Bkahdi, Bactra, Bactresh, Balhika, Bazirabad, Bamik, Vazirabad, Bākhtar, Balkh, بلخ, Balch, Балх, বাল্খ, Belh, Μπαλχ, Balĥo, Balj, Balh, בלך, Բալխ, バルフ, 발흐, Belx, Balchas, ബൽഖ്, Daerah Balkh, Вазирабад, Balx, Quận Balkh, 巴尔赫