Khandud

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Khandud

Khandūd

Khandut
Khandud is located in Afghanistan
Khandud
Khandud
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°56′56″N 72°19′1″E / 36.94889°N 72.31694°E / 36.94889; 72.31694Coordinates: 36°56′56″N 72°19′1″E / 36.94889°N 72.31694°E / 36.94889; 72.31694
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceBadakhshan Province
DistrictWakhan
Elevation8,800 ft (2,700 m)
Time zoneUTC+4:30

Khandud (Khandut) is a village in Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan.[2] It is in Wakhan District, near the left bank of the Panj River.[1]

Historically Khandud was the center of one of the four administrative districts of Wakhan District, which extended from Khandut to Digargand, and the site of an aksakal with authority over the Sad-i-Khandut; the Kafir fort of Zamr-i-Atish Parast lay close by.[1]

Around the turn of the 20th century, it housed around 200 people. There was extensive cultivation, including willow for the purposes of firewood, with excellent grazing. More recently, the town seems to have been renamed Khan Daulat, which is listed as being about 18 miles southwest of Kala Panja.[1]

Khandud is inhabited by Wakhi people; the population of the village (2003) is 1,244.[3]

Climate[edit]

Khandud has a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dsc) cold, snowy winters with and cool summers.

Climate data for Khandud
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −12.3
(9.9)
−10.7
(12.7)
−4.9
(23.2)
1.7
(35.1)
5.6
(42.1)
10.3
(50.5)
13.3
(55.9)
13.2
(55.8)
9
(48)
3.2
(37.8)
−2.9
(26.8)
−8.3
(17.1)
1.4
(34.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46.6
(1.83)
57.5
(2.26)
79
(3.1)
74.5
(2.93)
60.3
(2.37)
21.7
(0.85)
16.1
(0.63)
13.5
(0.53)
8.8
(0.35)
27.4
(1.08)
35.8
(1.41)
49.2
(1.94)
490.4
(19.31)
Average relative humidity (%) 59.7 61.3 58.6 56.7 53.1 43.1 43.8 45.9 44.8 46.7 49.1 55.4 51.5
Source: Weatherbase[4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Adamec, Ludwig W., ed. (1972). Historical and Political Gazetteer of Afghanistan. 1. Graz, Austria: Akadamische Druck-u. Verlangsanstalt. p. 45.
  2. ^ "NGA GeoName Database". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  3. ^ United Nations Environment Programme (2003) Wakhan Mission Report
  4. ^ "Climate: Khandud". Weatherbase. Retrieved 23 August 2018.