Gulistan District

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Gulistan

گلستان
District
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Gulistan
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 32°30′24″N63°46′09″E / 32.50667°N 63.76917°E / 32.50667; 63.76917 Coordinates: 32°30′24″N63°46′09″E / 32.50667°N 63.76917°E / 32.50667; 63.76917
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Farah Province
Area
  Total7,102 km2 (2,742 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
  Total53,780
US 3rd Special Forces Group patrol a field in the Gulistan district Army mil-54118-2009-10-27-091030big.jpg
US 3rd Special Forces Group patrol a field in the Gulistan district

Gulistan, also spelled as Golestan (Pashto/Persian: گلستان), is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Its population, which is approximately 55% Pashtun and 45% Tajik, was estimated at 53,780 in October 2004. [1] The district has a total of 109 villages. [2] The main village, also called Gulistan, is situated at 1434 m altitude in the mountainous part of the district. The main road through the district is Route 522.

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War in Afghanistan

In September 2005, Taliban fighters briefly gained control of the district from Afghan security forces after heavy fighting. [3]

In May 2019, Taliban forces attacked a checkpoint in the district, killing 20 Afghan fighters and abducting 2. [4]

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References

  1. "UNHCR District Profile" (PDF). Afghanistan Information Management Service. October 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 October 2005. Retrieved 6 June 2006.
  2. "Summary of the District Development Plan" (PDF). Gulistan District Development Assembly. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  3. "Taleban 'seize Afghan district'". BBC News. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2006.
  4. https://www.apnews.com/6264c6bdbe684f6781356db8c34c7a50