Kama District

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Coordinates: 34°24′45″N70°38′20″E / 34.41250°N 70.63889°E / 34.41250; 70.63889 Kama is a district in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, to the east of Jalalabad. Its population, which is 100% Pashtun, was estimated at 180,000 in 2012. The district is within the heartland of the Mohmand tribe of Pashtuns. [1] The district centre is the village of Sanger Srye Kama. The districts includes most of the Kama Valley.

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Health

In 2008, The Provincial Reconstruction Team in Nangarhar province built a hospital in Kama district. This hospital will serve to the neighboring districts as well as possible. Moreover, Kama district has a number of Basic Health Clinics (BHCs), which provide services to the residents.

Sports

Beside other local sports, cricket is a popular sport in the district. In 2012, it was announced that a new cricket stadium was being built. [2]

Media

Kama district is in a location that can receive the transmission of local televisions and radios from Jalalabad city. On June 15, 2013, a private FM radio Qalam which means pen in Pashto language was launched in Kama district. Qalam radio has 8-hour educational, social and entertainment programs in 24 hours and it could be heard by neighboring districts as well.

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References

  1. Nangarhar Province Tribal Map (Page 9). Naval Postgraduate School.
  2. "New cricket stadium to build in Jalalabad (Video) | Pajhwok Afghan News". archive.pajhwok.com. Retrieved 2017-06-02.