Ishkashim District

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Ishkashim ولسوالی اشکاشکم
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Coordinates: 36°44′N71°31′E / 36.733°N 71.517°E / 36.733; 71.517 Coordinates: 36°44′N71°31′E / 36.733°N 71.517°E / 36.733; 71.517
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan Province
Capital Ishkashim
Elevation
8,500 ft (2,600 m)
Population
  Total11,000
Time zone +4.30
  Summer (DST)+4.30

Ishkashim District is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. The capital is the city of Ishkashim (also: Eshkashem, Ashkāsham; Pashto: اشکاشم). The people of the region are called Tajiks and some of them speak the Ishkashimi language. The total population of the district is approximately 11,000 residents.

Ishkashim District lies along the international border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, where there is a settlement with the same name: Ishkoshim. [1]

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