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Yakawlang (also romanized as Yakaolang) was a city of 65,000 people (est. 2000) in Yakawlang District, Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. It is the capital of Yakawlang District with an altitude of 2714 m. It was significantly destroyed by military forces in 2000-2001.
Yakawlang District is located in the northwestern part of Bamyan Province. Its population is 76,897 (2011) predominantly from the Hazara ethnic group. The capital city Yakawlang (altitude 2714m) formerly held 60,000 residents, and it was completely destroyed by Taliban forces in 2001. Massacres of civilians by the Taliban were reported by Human Rights groups.There is a gravel surfaced airport near the city.
Band-e Amir is situated at approximately 75 km to the north-west of the ancient city of Bamyan, close to the town of Yakawlang. Together with Bamiyan Vally, they are the heart of Afghanistan's tourism, attracting thousands of tourists every year and from every corner of the world. The six constituent lakes of Band-e Amir are:
Shebartoo (also Shibartu, Shibartoo, Shibarto, Sebartoo, Shebarto, Shebartu, Sebartu, Sibartoo), (Dari/Hazaragi language: شیبرتو/شبرتو, Dasht-e Shebartu) is a plain in Shahidan (Shaidan) district, west of Bamiyan city, the provincial capital of Bamiyan Province. The Shebartoo lies on the Bamiyan — Band-e Amir — Yakawlang road, about half-way between the Bamiyan valley and the Band-e Amir lakes.
Yakawlang was captured from the Taliban by the United Front forces (Hezbe Wahdat and Harakat Islami) on 28 December 2000, but was recaptured by the Taliban in early January 2001. Following its recapture, there were reports of mass arrests and summary executions carried out from 8–12 January 2001. A number of aid agency personnel and a United Nations staff member were among those who were killed.
In January 2001 the Taliban committed a mass execution of Hazara people in Yakawlang District of Bamyan province, Afghanistan. This started on January 8 and lasted for four days; it took the lives of 170 men. Taliban apprehended about 300 people, including employees of local humanitarian organizations. They were grouped to various assemblage points where they were shot dead in public view. Around 73 women, children and elderly were taking shelter in a local mosque when Taliban fired rockets at the mosque.
The road between the provincial capital Bamiyan city and Yakawlang district was asphalted on October 2012, reducing the four-hour distance to 80 minutes. The 98-kilometre road cost $70 million (3.6 billion Afghanis), the World Bank (WB) and Japan jointly funded project, and was implemented by a Korean road construction company in a period of four years. Mr. Akbar Ahmadi prepare a new map for Yawkawlang district which separate it in two districts of Yakawlang1 and Yakawlang2.
Safdar Tawakoli was born in 1942 in the Yakawlang (Daizangi) district of Bamiyan to a family of moderate means. His interest in music was nurtured during his youth, but he had to overcome the conservative tradition and religious restrictions of his local culture. Despite these, he pursued his field of interest and became a devoted artist. He always admired and in some cases envied the popularity of national singers. He mastered the "dambura", a regional long necked stringed instrument popular among the Hazaras of central Afghanistan.
Saighan District (also Sayghan District) is part of Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. it has a population of 23,215. It was created in 2005 from part of Kahmard District, and until 2004 was part of Baghlan Province. Saighan town is the largest town and the administrative center. The district has an area of 1,741 km and contains sixty-two villages. Tajiks make up 70% of the population, and Hazaras 27%. The remaining 3% include Pashtuns. Neighboring districts are Bamyan District to the south, Yakawlang District to the west, Kahmard District to the north, and Shibar District to the east.
Daizangi (or Dhaizangi) is one of the major tribes of the Hazaras of Hazarajat in central Afghanistan. They inhabit the Bamyan, Yakawlang, Panjab and Waras districts of Bamyan Province, the Shahristan in Daikundi Province, Lal Wa Sarjangal District in Ghor Province and the Gizab District in Uruzgan Province. They are said (in the absence of any reliable statistics) to be the largest tribe of the Hazaras. The 19th-century Hazara Mir Elkhani,Mir Naser Baig, Mir (Chieftain) Mir Azeem Beg was the mir of the Daizangi who led the final battle of the Hazaras against the Afghan Amir (Abdur Rahman Khan) in the battle of Urozgan. Most Notable person from the Daizangi tribe is Gen Khudadad Khan.Their subtribes include the Bubali, Gedi, Kamyaba, Kut-daghi, Khushamadi, Kirigu, Miramur, Qaraqul Daghi, Sag Deh, Sag Jui, Sag-Pae, Sehpai, Takana, Takash, Urarus, and Yangur.