Mazār-e Sharīf
in Balkh, Afghanistan

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
36.709 and 67.111 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 36° 42' 32" and E 67° 6' 39"
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: 11:28 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Asia/Kabul
UTC/GMT offset: 4.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:19 am and 5:11 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-27.155 and -109.432 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Hanga Roa
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Current travel safety evaluation for Afghanistan in Southern Asia

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: 2021-06-16 08:28:49

Delve into Mazār-e Sharīf

Mazār-e Sharīf in Balkh with it's 303,282 habitants is located in Afghanistan about 190 mi (or 306 km) north-west of Kabul, the country's capital town.

Current time in Mazār-e Sharīf is now 11:28 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Kabul with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Mazār-e Sharīf. The closest airport in Afghanistan is Mazar I Sharif Airport in a distance of 5 mi (or 9 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Dehdadi, Balkh, Chimtal, Dowlatabad and Tirmiz. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 20°C / 69 °F

Morning Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Evening Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Night Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 20%
Air Pressure 1021 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 88% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Wednesday, 27th of October 2021

21°C (69 °F)
17°C (62 °F)
Scattered clouds, moderate breeze.

Thursday, 28th of October 2021

15°C (58 °F)
12°C (53 °F)
Overcast clouds, moderate breeze.

Friday, 29th of October 2021

16°C (60 °F)
14°C (57 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

German Police Train Afghan Police in Mazar-i-Sharif

Published: October 13, 2010
Length: 17:52 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: CSTCA1

The German Police Training Center in Mazar-i-Sharif provides an opportunity for Afghans who want to serve their country. SSgt Jon DuMond has the story.

Sunset over Mazar-e Sharif city center, Afghanistan - part 2

Published: August 31, 2012
Length: 20:52 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: João Leitão

Sunset over Mazar-e Sharif city center, Afghanistan - part 2.

Fahrt durch Mazar E Sharif Afghanistan ISAF

Published: April 01, 2009
Length: 27:04 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Lyriklex

Fahrt durch Mazar E Sharif im 18. DEUEinsKtgt, FJgAusbKdo ANP Sei Soldat mit ganzem Herzen, bleibe kühn auch in der Not, marschiere weit, vergiss die Schmerzen, und teile noch dein letztes Brot!

Sunset over Mazar-e Sharif city center, Afghanistan - part 4

Published: August 31, 2012
Length: 49:01 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: João Leitão

Sunset over Mazar-e Sharif city center, Afghanistan - part 4.

Le chef et le ministre de la Défense en visite en Afghanistan et au Mali

Published: December 22, 2014
Length: 37:26 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Belgian Defense

Le chef et le ministre de la Défense ont poursuivi leur voyage de fin d'année. Après s'être rendus à Mazar-e-Sharif, ils ont pris la direction du Mali, et plus particulièrement de...

The Afghan bomb disposal school (NATO and Afghanistan)

Published: May 26, 2014
Length: 56:49 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: NATO

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are a constant threat in Afghanistan, and it takes skilled explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams to combat them. Recruits from the EOD training school...

Logistiek knooppunt in Afghanistan

Published: August 28, 2012
Length: 03:26 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: defensie

Waar militairen ter wereld ook gaan, op oefening en uitzending worden zij altijd opgewacht door functionarissen van Movement Control (MOVCON). Deze militairen zorgen ervoor dat personeel en...

Afghan engineers building the future (NATO in Afghanistan)

Published: March 29, 2013
Length: 49:50 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: NATO

Tradespeople being trained at the Afghan National Army's Engineers Training School will be pivotal in taking the nation's civilian construction industry into the future. NATO Homepage: http://www.n...

تیغ زنی تکیه خانه ولی عصر مزارشریف

Published: December 06, 2013
Length: 29:03 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Tayeb Bayat

تیغ زنی تکیه خانه ولی عصر مزارشریف.

Deutsche Helicrews über Afghanistan - CH-53 der Bundeswehr (1|4)

Published: April 08, 2011
Length: 00:37 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Scylla

Teil 2:

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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.

Shrine of Hazrat Ali

The Shrine of Hazrat Ali, also known as the Blue Mosque, is a mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. It is one of the reputed burial places of Hazrat Ali, cousin and son-in law of Muhammad. The mazar is the building which gives the city in which it is located, Mazar-i-Sharif (meaning "Tomb of the Exalted") its name.

Located at 36.7083, 67.1111 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mosques in Afghanistan, Shrines in Afghanistan, Buildings and structures in Balkh Province

1998 Iranian diplomats murder in Afghanistan

The 1998 Iranian diplomats assassination in Afghanistan refers to the siege of the Iranian consulate in Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan during the capture of Mazari Sharif by Taliban forces on August 8, 1998. Initially the death of 8 Iranian diplomats was reported, but later two other diplomats and a journalist were also confirmed dead. The killings of the diplomats had however been carried out by Sipah-e-Sahaba, a Pakistani Sunni group with close ties to the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence.

Located at 36.7, 67.117 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mass murder in 1998, 1998 in Iran, 1998 in Afghanistan, Afghanistan–Iran relations, Conflicts in 1998, Diplomatic incidents, Hostage taking, Iranian journalists, Iranian people murdered abroad, Iranian terrorism victims, Murdered journalists, People murdered in Afghanistan, Political controversies, Terrorism deaths in Afghanistan, Attacks on diplomatic missions of Iran

2011 Mazar-i-Sharif attack

The 2011 Mazar-i-Sharif attack occurred on April 1, 2011 when a group of demonstrators attacked the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, killing seven foreigners, including three United Nations staff members and four Nepalese guards. Additionally, five protesters died in the violence.

Located at 36.7, 67.1167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mass murder in 2011, 2011 in Afghanistan, Mazar-i-Sharif

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Mazāre S̄rīf, Mazār-i-Sharīf, Mazari-Sharif, Mazār-e Sharīf, مزار شریف, مزار شريف, Masar-e Scharif, Mazari Sharif, Mazār-e Šarīf, Mazar-e-Sharif, MZR, マザーリシャリーフ, 마자르이샤리프, Mazar-e Sharif, Mazar-i Szarif, Мазари-Шариф, Mazar-e Šarif