Baghran District

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Baghran

د بغران ولسوالۍ
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The main street in Baghran's district centre is being resurfaced as part of a foreign reconstruction project.
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Baghran is the northernmost district in Helmand Province.
Country Afghanistan
Province Helmand
Population
  Estimate 
(2002)
82,018

Baghrān (Pashto : بغران) is the northernmost district in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Its population, which is 99% Pashtun and 1% Hazara, was estimated at 82,018 in 2002. The district centre is the village of Baghran; there are around 450 villages in the district.

Dominated by the Baghran Valley, a traditional stronghold of traditionalist Afghan Pashtun tribal power, Baghran saw significant military clashes during the Russian occupation. Rais-al-Baghrani, a former Taliban leader, recently agreed to cooperate with the Government of Afghanistan and the Coalition forces, under the Programme Takm-e-sol (Reconciliation and Forgiveness). Baghran district's primary produce (after opium poppies) is wheat.

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