Sar-e Pol, also spelled Sari Pul , is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the north of the country. It borders Jowzjan and Balkh to the west and north, Ghor Province to the south, and Samangan to the east. The province is divided into 7 districts and contains 896 villages. It has a population of about 532,000, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a tribal society. The province was created in 1988, with the support of northern Afghan politician Sayed Nasim Mihanparast. The city of Sar-e Pol serves as the provincial capital. Three main ethnic groups Uzbek, Tajik and Pashtuns live in this province. Mist of the districts are landlicked travelling tothe districts in winter is too difficult.