Argo District

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Argo District
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Fayzabad District highlighted within Badakhshan Province, which Argo District split from
Coordinates: 37°06′50″N70°31′30″E / 37.11389°N 70.52500°E / 37.11389; 70.52500 Coordinates: 37°06′50″N70°31′30″E / 37.11389°N 70.52500°E / 37.11389; 70.52500
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan Province
Population
 (2014)
  Total44,500
Time zone UTC+04:30 (AST)

Argo District (Persian : شهرستان ارگو / Pashto : ارګو ولسوالی) is one of the 28 districts in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Fayzabad District and is home to approximately 45,000 residents. [1]

On 2 May 2014, there were two mudslides in the district occurring on the side of a mountain, affecting the villages of either Aab Barik or Hargu. [2]

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The following lists events from 2014 in Afghanistan.

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References

  1. "Badakhshan Province". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook of the Central Statistics Office, Afghanistan, accessed via Rkabuli.20m.com. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  2. Vergano, Dan (2 May 2014). "Mudslide Buries More Than 350 in Afghan Village". National Geographic Society . Retrieved 4 May 2014.