Daikundi was recognized as a separate province nine years ago. Earlier, it was a district of Uruzgan province.
Daikundi province lies at a distance of 460-kilometres to the west of country’s capital and surrounded by Uruzgan to its southwest, Bamyan to the east, Ghor to the north, Ghazni to the south and Helmand province to the northwest.
The province is situated on 335,500 latitude and 255,500 longitude with the population of more than 729, 000 individuals. It has a total 22, 000 square kilometres area.
It is located 2, 400 meters above the sea level.
The mountainous province has some plain areas. It has hot as well as cold seasons. Due to heavy snowfall in the winter, the roads remain blocked for months, cutting the communication of the province with rest of the country.
Daikundi’s provincial has a total 780 square kilometers area with a total population of 95,000 inhabitants and 165 villages.
Daikundi has nine administrative unites including the provincial capital Nieli.
Besides provincial capital the province has eight districts include Ashtarly, Khijran, Khedir, Kitti, Miramor, Sang Takh Shahristan and Gizab.
Despite the flow of three rivers and opportunity to reserve water, the province is still deprived of dams.
Being a mountainous region, the province has suitable locations for construction of water dams. 
Traditional ways of celebration events such as the national dance of men and the Pishpo dance of women is a part of culture still in practice in the province.
The Pishpo dance is being played collectively by few women or girls, which has long history in the region of Hazara tribe since long.
In addition, locals have great love for poetry concerts being arranged on special occasions including horse race. 
Residents of the province celebrate all national and Islamic days with national zeal and enthusiasm. They visit one another homes and meet and exchange congratulations.
The Hazara community resides in Bamyan, Ghor and Daikundi provinces who prepare delicious food on the first day of Eid and Ramazan, the long held habit of celebrating events.
They serve the food among guests.
Later, the women turn comes who also visit one another family and serve the food, the celebrations last till evening.
The Gul Badam celebration is another known cultural activity in Daikundi where hundreds of farmers, orchard farmers and culturists participate in celebrations.
Historical sites:
The province neither has large scale historical sites nor has historical antiquity. However, few castles are located on the way to Nieli city, Sharistan and Miramor districts. The castles attract a large number of tourists because of its unique construction and designing.
Few remnants had been discovered recently in Shikh Ali area of Sang Takh district during the construction of road.
The remnants include 200 coins, three rings a few stones of gold, and precious stones belonging to the times of Islamic rule in the regions.
The province does not have historical popularity. Relevant authorities could not take any step to build any museum in the province.
Due to absence of a proper museum, the rare antiques are transferred to Kabul museum.
Daikundi gave birth to a number of leading personalities such as Ibrahim Gawsoor, Mohammad Azeem Khan Ashkar Abad, Mulla Khudadad, Mohammad Hussain Saddiqi, Naeem Khan, Najaf Baig and others.
Among the contemporary personalities including poets are the names of Shamil Nizami from Shahristan district, Mohammad Jan Jawadi from Miramor and Alhaj Mohammad Rahmani from Ashtarli district.  
Civil societies and media outlets could not progress well in the province. Still, there is a national radio television and two local radios broadcast programs during day time in the provincial capital.
To what extent the role of print media is concerned, three publications such as Daikundi Voice, Asma-e-Daikundi and Nuksah –Khati are active in the province.
In addition, the printing centers, bookstores, news agencies and civil society organizations could not flourish well in the province.
The province could not get enough development projects as well.
Daikundi has a private sector university, five agriculture statistics institutes, four night high schools and a total 339 schools out of which 190 are high schools.
As many as 171,000 students get education in the schools. At least 400 teachers serve the students of the province. Girls’ students are said to make 44% of the overall strength of the students. Additional 4, 000 students get education in different institutes and universities.
The women folk of the province take active part in handicraft industry of the province since long.
They weave carpet, coverlet, embroidery, designing and other kinds of clothes to feed their large families.
Residents of the province are skilled. After import of carpet material from Kabul, people now prefer to weave carpets based on modern designing, keeping in mind the growing market demand.
The iron industry in the province is still functioning, which manufactures necessary tools for the local farmers.
 Almost 90% of the resident’s economy depends on agriculture and livestock in the province.
The widely cultivated crops of the province include wheat, barley, corn while almond, apple and apricot are the most produced fruit in the province.
The production of almond crops in 2012 reached to 7, 500 tons; however, the officials said that insufficient rains caused reduction in the crop during in the current year.
The wheat crops does not meet the growing demands of the province that’s why people direly needed export of rice, cooking oil, beans and peas from Ghazni and Kabul provinces.
The residents face shortage of wheat every year because the transportation roots remain blocked due to heavy snowfall.
More than 2,000 people play different kinds of games such as football, volleyball, cheese, body building, karate and taekwondo.
The number of women playing different kinds of games surges to 80 players.
Around ten sport clubs are functioning in the province. The players of football and volleyball express their disappointment regarding the efforts taken for the development of the sport.
The players want the construction of gymnasium and other sport facilities in an apparent attempt to facilitate the growing number of players in the province.