capital city of the Jowzjan Province in northern Afghanistan

Sheberghan is the capital of Jowzjan Province in Afghanistan. It is in the region historically known as Bactria.

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The village of Tilia Tepe about 5 km north of town is an important archaeological site; royal burial mounds there yielded over 20,000 golden artifacts believed to be from the 1st century BCE.

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Sherberghan is on an ancient trade route, part of the Silk Road, connecting Balkh and Herat.

Today, there is a highway, part of an Afghan ring road that connects the country's four largest cities running from Kabul north to Mazar-e-Sharif, west to Herat, south to Kandahar and back to Kabul. Sherberghan is on the Mazar-Herat part of that road.

The city also has an airport.

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