12 Facts About Ghazni


Ghazni is the traditional homeland of the Khilji Pashtuns, a significant Pashtun tribal confederation.

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Between 1215 and 1221, Ghazni was ruled by the Khwarezmid Empire, during which time it was destroyed by the Mongol armies of Genghis Khan's son Ogedei Khan.

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Ghazni treated me well and wrote to his representatives at Ghazna enjoining them to show me honour.

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Ghazni's grave is in this city and is surmounted by a hospice.

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Babur conquered the region in 1504 and personally thought that Ghazni was "a mean place" and pondered why any of the princes of the region would make it their seat of government.

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Ghazni stayed under Mughal control until 1738 when Iranian ruler Nader Shah invaded the area.

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Ghazni City is famous for its Ghazni Minarets built on a stellar plan.

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Buddhist site at Ghazni is known as Tapar Sardar and consists of a stupa on a hilltop, surrounded by a row of smaller stupas.

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Ghazni was the tenth provincial capital of Afghanistan to be captured by the Taliban as part of the 2021 Taliban offensive.

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Ghazni is a trading and transit hub in central Afghanistan.

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Ghazni's climate is transitional between cold semi-arid climate and hot-summer humid continental climate.

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City of Ghazni's population surged from 143,379 in 2015 to 270,000 in 2018 as refugees from violent areas fled to the city.

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