Bagram District

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بگرام
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Coordinates: 34°58′00″N69°17′34″E / 34.96667°N 69.29278°E / 34.96667; 69.29278 Coordinates: 34°58′00″N69°17′34″E / 34.96667°N 69.29278°E / 34.96667; 69.29278
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Parwan Province
Capital Bagram
Population
  Religions
Islam
Time zone +04:30

Bagram District (Dari : ولسوالی بگرام) is a district of Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Its seat lies at Bagram, which lies about 60 kilometers north of the capital of Kabul. It borders Kabul District to the south, Shinwari District to the east, and Chaharikar District to the north. [1]

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History

Historically this district was known for its rhinoceros hunting. [2] Haji Abdul Qader also commanded some 200 Mujahideen in Bagram District during the war against the Soviet Union, with a permanent base located at Deh Babi near Abdullah-e Burj. [3]

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