Chaki Wardak District

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Chak Wardak

چک وردک
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Chak Wardak
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°06′30.80″N68°34′47.19″E / 34.1085556°N 68.5797750°E / 34.1085556; 68.5797750 Coordinates: 34°06′30.80″N68°34′47.19″E / 34.1085556°N 68.5797750°E / 34.1085556; 68.5797750
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Wardak Province
Time zone + 4.30
Wardak Vase and coins in the British Museum Wardakvase-BM.JPG
Wardak Vase and coins in the British Museum

Chak Wardak (Dari : چک وردک, also known as Chak) is a district in the south of Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Its population was estimated at 83,376 in 2005, the last year for which figures are available. The district centre is the village of Chak Wardak.

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The district is within the heartland of the Wardak tribe of Pashtuns. [1]

History

Outside Chak Wardak there are many ancient Buddhist remains, including a fortified monastery and six stupas, one of which contained a bronze vase with a Kharoshthi inscription that held 61 Kushan coins, which is now in the British Museum's collection. [2]

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References

  1. Coyle, Dennis Walter (August 2014). "Placing Wardak among Pashto varieties" (PDF). University of North Dakota:UND. p. 10. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  2. British Museum Highlights