Puli Khumri

Puli Khumri

پلخمری
View of the city
View of the city
Puli Khumri is located in Afghanistan
Puli Khumri
Puli Khumri
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°57′N 68°42′E / 35°57′N 68°42′E / 35.950; 68.700(2007)
 • City58,300
 • Urban
221,274[1]
Time zoneUTC+4:30
WebsiteRd

Puli Khumri (پلخمری), also spelled Pul-i-Khumri or Pol-e Khomri, is a city in northern Afghanistan. Located about 100 kilometres (60 mi) south of Kunduz, 200 kilometres (120 mi) southeast of Mazar-i-Sharif, and 230 kilometres (140 mi) north of Kabul, Puli Khumri is the capital and largest city of Baghlan Province, whose name comes from the other major town in the province, Baghlan.[2] The city of Puli Khumri has a population of 221,274 (in 2015).[3] It has 6 districts and a total land area of 3,752 hectares.[4] The total number of dwellings in the city are 24,586.[5]

Climate

With an influence from the local steppe climate, Puli Khumri features a cold semi-arid climate (BSk) under the Köppen climate classification. The average temperature in Puli Khumri is 15.9 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 282 mm.

July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 28.5 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 3.0 °C.

Climate data for Pul-e-Khumri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.3
(46.9)
10.9
(51.6)
16.2
(61.2)
21.8
(71.2)
28.7
(83.7)
35.3
(95.5)
37.1
(98.8)
35.9
(96.6)
31.6
(88.9)
24.8
(76.6)
15.7
(60.3)
9.6
(49.3)
23.0
(73.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.0
(37.4)
5.7
(42.3)
10.7
(51.3)
16.0
(60.8)
21.3
(70.3)
26.5
(79.7)
28.5
(83.3)
27.0
(80.6)
22.5
(72.5)
16.5
(61.7)
9.1
(48.4)
4.2
(39.6)
15.9
(60.7)
Average low °C (°F) −2.2
(28.0)
0.6
(33.1)
5.3
(41.5)
10.2
(50.4)
14.0
(57.2)
17.8
(64.0)
19.9
(67.8)
18.1
(64.6)
13.4
(56.1)
8.2
(46.8)
2.5
(36.5)
−1.1
(30.0)
8.9
(48.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 31
(1.2)
43
(1.7)
63
(2.5)
65
(2.6)
27
(1.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
8
(0.3)
20
(0.8)
25
(1.0)
282
(11.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]