Hesa Awal Behsood District

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Hesa Awal Behsood District

حصه اول بهسود
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Hesa Awal Behsood District
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°28′19″N68°39′02″E / 34.47194°N 68.65056°E / 34.47194; 68.65056 Coordinates: 34°28′19″N68°39′02″E / 34.47194°N 68.65056°E / 34.47194; 68.65056
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Maidan Wardak
Villages number289
Capital Dahani Siasang
Government
  Type District
   Governor Mohsen Wahdat
Area
  Total1,325 km2 (512 sq mi)
Elevation
3,200 m (10,500 ft)
Population
 (2020)
  Total55,709
  Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Standard Time)
Postal code
1352
Website Official page

Hisa-e-Awali Behsud (Dari : حصه اول بهسود) is a district of Maidan Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The district has a Hazara majority resident population, but the district is also used as grazing ground by nomadic Pashtun Kuchis. The Hajigak Mine is located in the district.

Since 2007 there has been a flare-up in ethnic violence in the district, emanating from a dispute between Hazaras and Kuchis over the ownership of vast tracts of land, with the Hazara claiming Kuchi militias are being armed by the Taliban. Several villages have been burned and thousands have had to flee the area.

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