Local residents at the opening ceremony of an Afghan National Police (ANP) district headquarters in Ashtarlai district.
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Ashtarlay is a district in the Daykundi Province of Afghanistan, located in the isolated central part of the country. It was created in 2005 from Daykundi district. The population of Ashtarlay is made up of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazaras.
Uruzgan, also spelled as Urozgan or Oruzgan, is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. Uruzgan is located in the center of the country. The population is 333,500, and the province is mostly a tribal society. Tarinkot serves as the capital of the province.
Daykundi, also spelled as Daikundi, Daikondi or Dai Kundi, is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the central part of the country. It has a population of about 723,980, which is a Hazara Province.
This is a list of districts of Afghanistan, known as wuleswali. These are secondary level administrative units, one level below the provinces. The Afghan government issued its first district map in 1973. It recognized 325 districts, counting wuleswalis (districts), alaqadaries (sub-districts), and markaz-e-wulaiyat. In the ensuing years additional districts have been added through splits, and a few eliminated through mergers. In June 2005, the Afghan government issued a map of 398 districts. It was widely adopted as by many information management systems, though usually with the addition of Sharak-e-Hayratan for a 399 district total. Here is a link to a clean rendering of the 399 district set as a spreadsheet from an official Afghan source. It remains the de facto standard, as of late 2018, despite a string of government announcements of the creation of new districts.
Gizab, also spelled as Gezab, is a district in the Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan. It has a population of about 75,503 and includes Hazara and Pashtun ethnic groups. Gizab was transferred in 2004 from Uruzgan Province to Daykundi Province, and then re-annexed to Uruzgan in 2006. The main town Gizab is at 1364 m altitude along the Helmand River.
Kijran, also spelled as Kajran, is a district in Daykundi Province of Afghanistan. It has an area of about 1,886 square kilometres. The population of the district was reported in 2004 at about 26,259 people.
Khadir or Khedir is a district in Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from Daykundi district. Its capital Khadir is situated at 2,466 m altitude.
Kiti or Keti is a district in Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from the former Kijran district. The main village Kiti is at 1,783 m altitude.
Miramor is a district in Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from Shahristan district.
Nili is a district in Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. The main town in the district, also called Nili, serves as the capital of Daykundi Province. The town of Nili has a small airport (heliport) with a gravel runway and a commercial radio station. The weather conditions in the winter are severe and the roads are difficult.
Sangi Takht or Sang‐e‐Takht is a district in Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from Daykundi district.
Shahristan is a district in Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. Daykundi var established as a province in the distant north area in Uruzgan province in 2004,
Pasaband District is located in Ghor Province, Afghanistan. The population is 92,900. Located in the southern part of Ghor Province, Pasaband District borders Helmand Province to the south, Daykundi Province to the east, and Farah Province to the southwest. The district center is Shinkot.
Nili is the capital city of Nili District in Daykundi Province of Afghanistan. The town of Nili is at 2,022 m altitude. The Nili Airport is located next to the town. The weather conditions in the winter are severe and the roads are difficult.
The Kaj is a river of western Afghanistan, flowing through Daykundi Province. It is a major tributary of the Helmand River.
The Bacha Ghulam,, is a tribe of Hazara people, largely found in Sangi Takht District of Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. The name seems to mean “son of the manor.” They are a subtribe of the Dai Zangi.
Qurban Ali Urozgani was the previous governor of Daykundi Province of Afghanistan. He was selected as governor by President Karzai in April 2010. He belongs to Hazara ethnic of Afghanistan.
Anwar Rahmati is an ethnic Hazara politician in Afghanistan. He is the current governor of Daykundi province he appointed as the new governor of Daykundi inplace of Mahmoud Baligh on November 22, 2018. Previously he served as Governor of Sar-e Pol from May 25, 2010 to April 3, 2012 and as Governor of Ghor from August 27, 2012 to June 27, 2015. Between 2004 and 2010 he was Chief of staff to Karim Khalili.
Muhammad Sarwar Danish, is an Afghan politician who has been Second Vice President of Afghanistan since 2014. He previously served as Acting Minister of Justice from 2004 to 2010 and as Acting Minister of Higher Education from 2010 to 2014. When Daykundi province was carved out of Urozgan province in 2004, Danish became its first Governor.
Asadullah Sa'adati is an ethnic Hazara politician in Afghanistan, born on 2 April 1974 in Daykundi. He is the representative of this province during the 16th term of Afghanistan Parliament.
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