Darah Sof District

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Darah Sof

دره صوف
Darah Sof is located in Afghanistan
Darah Sof
Darah Sof
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°45′03″N 67°39′58″E / 35.7508°N 67.6662°E / 35.7508; 67.6662Coordinates: 35°45′03″N 67°39′58″E / 35.7508°N 67.6662°E / 35.7508; 67.6662
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceSamangan Province
 • Total107,000
Time zoneUTC+04:30 (AST)

Darah Sof (Dari: دره صوف‎) is a district of Samangan Province in Afghanistan. It is located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) from the city of Samangan and 200 kilometres (120 mi) from the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, in Balkh Province.

A large part of Darah Sof is surrounded by hills, where a type of wheat called Lalm (للم) is grown. A river in Darah Sof called Qalah Sarkori makes the area very lush and fertile. Many of the residents have installed small turbines to extract power from this river; the district of Darah Sof was recently divided into two districts; Darah Sof Balla (the upper valley) and Darah Sof Payan (the lower valley).

There are approximately 107,000 residents in Darah Sof,[1] with the majority of Hazara ethnicity; the district has one high school, eleven elementary schools, and two religious schools.

On 15 March 1979, an uprising against the Democratic People's Party of Afghanistan occurred.[citation needed] A work project is currently planned to improve the road between Darah Sof and Mazar Sharif city; this project is funded by the Correa government, with working capital of $60 million.


The name Darah Sof may be rendered in many, many, different ways in western languages. Some examples are: Dar-I-Suf, Dare Suf, Darya Ye Suf; the preceding with Sof instead of Suf.

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  1. ^ "Samangan" (pdf). Government of Afghanistan. Retrieved 19 October 2010.

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