Jabal Saraj District

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Jabal Saraj

جبل سراج
Jabal Saraj District, Parwan Province
Jabal Saraj District, Parwan Province
Jabal Saraj is located in Afghanistan
Jabal Saraj
Jabal Saraj
Jabal Saraj District, Parwan Province
Coordinates: 35°03′57″N 69°15′50″E / 35.0657°N 69.2639°E / 35.0657; 69.2639Coordinates: 35°03′57″N 69°15′50″E / 35.0657°N 69.2639°E / 35.0657; 69.2639
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceParwan Province
CapitalJabal Saraj
Population
 (2002[1])
 • Total120,000
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Standard Time)

Jabal Sarāj or Jabal al-Sirāj (Dari: ولسوالی جبل سراج‎) is a district of Parwan Province located north of the capital Kabul, Afghanistan. It is surrounded by the high peaks of mountains. During summer, people from Kabul and other provinces come to Jabal Saraj for vacation.[citation needed] The capital is the town of Jabal Saraj.

Jabal Saraj is a historic village of Afghanistan named by King Habibullah in the beginning of the 20th century as this district was one of the favourite sightseeing areas for the King with a special palace for the summer.[citation needed] The ruins of the palace and the other ancient sites can be seen as the city experienced the consequences of the Communist Regime's invasion of Afghanistan.[clarification needed] Jabal Saraj's economy relies on a textile factory, built in 1937, a cement factory and agriculture.

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