Laghman is among the eastern provinces of the country created in 1962 with Mehtar Lam is its capital city.
The province stretches on 3, 843 square kilometers area with a total population of 435, 000 individuals. It is 772 meters above the sea level.
Laghman has attractive geography. It is located with the hills of Hindu Kush Mountains, and the Alingar and Alishing Rivers contribute to its beauty.
The province has the strength with Pashtun 58%, Tajik 21% and 21 Pashai % tribes. Other tribes such as Sapi, Sahak,Hotkahil, Kharoti, Alkozi, Tara khail, Rustamkhail, Mechan Khail, Aka Khail, Niazi, and Wardak also reside in Laghman who hails from Pashtun tribe.
The province has immense historical importance as it was once the center of Buddhist civilization with many remnants belongs to the Indian royal King (Ashoka), which were found near Daronta district.
The total number of villages in Laghman reaches to 640.
Nangarhar is located to the south and southeast of Laghman, Kunar to its northeast, Noristan to its north, Panjshir to its northwest and Kabul and Kapisa provinces to its west.
Administrative units:
The Laghman province has six administrative units including the capital; Mehtar Lam. Alishing, Alingar, Dawlat Shah, Qargayi and Bad Pukh are the districts.
Following are widely known celebrities of Laghman.
Mohammad Noor Baba, Gul Pacha, Mohammad Shah Khan Babukar Khail, Abdullah Laghmani, Ishaq Nangyalai, Shahid Maulvi Habib-ur-Rhman, Qiyamuddin Kashaf, Rais Mohammad Qasim Khan, Engineer Mohammad AlamQarar, Ismail Youn, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Zalmai Hiwadwal, Dr. Abdul Zahir ( the former Prime Minister), Zalmai Khalil Zad, Mohammad Hassan Kakar, Ahmad Zahir (singer), Shafiq Murrid (singer), Mangal (singer), Saeed Afghani, Habib-ur-Rahman Mahdi, Madam Sairah, Ghulam Hassan Khan Sapi, Saddiq KawonTopani, Abdul HaqWrontal and Asdullah Danish.
A large number of Laghman residents associated with the profession of agriculture. They cultivate crops on vast fields because the province has enough irrigation water. Alingar and Alishang Rivers flows within the province.
A large quantity of vegetable is cultivated in Laghman which not only accomplishes needs of local but being exported to nearby provinces.
In addition, the province produces fruits such as orange, grapefruit, lemon, sugar, apples, and apricot. Furthermore, maples trees walnuts and dry fruit trees can be found in the forest of Laghman.
Rivers and Dams:
The Alingar and Alishing Rivers are famous in Larghman. The two rivers join River Kabul in Qargayi district and flow toward Nangarhar province alongside Kabul- Jalalabad road.
There is dam in the province however it is more useful for Nangarhar province rather than Laghman.
The fishing farms at the bank of Kabul River in Qargayi district is useful industry for the locals but it is not functioning now.
People in Laghman province of great fans of traditional games such as volleyball and football, however in the recent past cricket gains momentum as one of the most favorite game. The provincial cricket team navigated to final in the recent national tournament.
Other games such as taekwondo, boxing and karate are also played in the province. 
The people of Laghman province are fond of education. There are 291 schools with 119 among those are high while the rest are primary and intermediate schools.
Provincial Education Department officials said a total number of student in the province is 178,171 with 80,618 are girls while the remaining are boys.
Approximately, as many as 4, 098 teachers impart education to the students in the province with 311 among them are female teachers.
There are four agricultural high schools, technical institute, Dar-ul-Ulum, 14 Madrassas, pedagogical institute and four affiliated pedagogical institutes offer education to the people of the province.
Despite government education services, there are four private high schools where hundreds of student study. Laghman University has started education services in four faculties last year.
Laghman, being the most suitable area for industry because of its warm climate, could not get enough industries.
Industry is very week in Laghman province, though small factories of sandals manufacturing, carpentry, and tomato paste production operating to some extent.
Investors are not willing to invest in industrial sector because of uncertainty in industries business.
Civil societies:
Different civil societies have been established in Laghman province. The civil societies in Laghman include Alingar Cultural Youn, Laghman Art Movement, Independent Union of Eastern Writers and Journalist, Women Rights Support Society, Youth Society and others.
Many media outlets are functioning in the province such as Laghman National Radio and Radio Kawon Voice. Some radios broadcast form Nangarhar province, though its transmission can be received in Laghman , which include Nangarhar National Radio, Sharq Radio, Nargis Radio, Eslah Radio, Radio Muram, Radio Kalid, Abaseen Radio, Safa Radio, Nan Radio, HamishaBahar Radio, Enakas Radio, Watandar Radio.
The radios that broadcast from Laghman district and received in the same district are: Arman Radio, Aryana Radio, Arakozi Radio, BBC Radio, Azadi Radio, Voice of Amercia Radio, Ashna Radio, Mashal Radio, Shashad Radio, and others.
Electronic Media:
The Laghman National Television is the only media outlet that broadcast from Laghman. Other television broadcast from Kabul and the transmissions can be received in Lagman. These are the following: Kabul National Television, Voice of America and Ashna Television, Lmar Television, Tolo News, Aryana Television, Tamadon Television, Khursid Television, Zwandon Television, Noor Television, and Yak Television.
Print Media:
Few print media outlets came on the horizon in Laghman such as Laghman Magazine, ShinkaiLaghman Magazine, Roshan, Noralam, Laghman Youth and others.
There are greater cultural activities in Laghman because it shares borders with Nangarhar. People of both provinces have attachment with cultural activities. The Laghman Samsor poetry function is being held annually at the provincial Information and Culture department with poets and writers from different parts of the country attend the program.
Laghman province witnesses establishment of various civil societies such as, Laghman Art Movement, Independent Union of Eastern Writers and Journalist, Women Rights Support Society, Youth Society after the initial establishment of Alingar Cultural Youn in 2007.
 In 2004 many letters written in Armenian language were discovered form Shala-Tag Mountain. The letters are being kept in Laghman province as historical heritage.