Dahana i Ghuri District

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Dahana i Ghuri

دهنه غوری
District
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Dahana i Ghuri
Location within Afghanistan [1]
Coordinates: 35°49′12″N68°27′36″E / 35.82000°N 68.46000°E / 35.82000; 68.46000
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Baghlan Province
Area
  Total1,468 km2 (567 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total86,400

Dahana i Ghuri district (pop: 86,400) [2] is located in the most southwestern part of Baghlan province, Afghanistan. The capital is Dahana i Ghuri [3] (also:Dahaneh-ye Ġawri, Dahana Gori, Dahana Ghori, Dahaneh-ye Ghowri). Its population is about 3,400 people. It is connected with Baghlan and Puli Khumri with an all-weather primary road. [3]

Contents

District profile: [2]

Economy

The majority of residents are engaged in farming and animal breeding. Main agricultural products include: wheat, barley, sesame, Zaghar, melon and water melon. Animals include: cow, sheep, donkey, horse and birds. [2]

History

The district was captured by the Taliban on 15 August 2016 after days of fighting with Afghan forces. [4]

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References

  1. "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 "Summary of District Development Plan" (PDF). Dahana-e-ghori District Development Assembly. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  3. 1 2 "Dahana i Ghori District Map" (PDF). United Nations. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  4. "Taliban overruns district in Afghanistan's Baghlan". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 16 August 2016.