Gayan District

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Gayan District (Pashto : ګيان ولسوالۍ, Persian : ولسوالی گیان) is a district of Paktika Province, Afghanistan. The estimated population in 2019 was 46,977. [1] The district is within the heartland of the Zadran tribe of Pashtuns. [2]

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References

  1. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2019-20" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. 18 November 2019. p. 22. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. Paktika Province Tribal Map (Page 11). Naval Postgraduate School.