Kamdesh District

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Kamdesh
District
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Kamdesh
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°29′00″N71°19′00″E / 35.48333°N 71.31667°E / 35.48333; 71.31667
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Nuristan Province
Population
 (2010)
  Total24,500 [1]

Kamdesh District [2] (Kamdeish District, Pashto : کامدېش ولسوالۍ, Persian : ولسوالی کامدیش) is a district of Nuristan Province in eastern Afghanistan, [3] sharing a name with the town of Kamdesh. It was originally in Kunar Province [4] and then was moved to the newly created Nuristan Province in 2001.

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Boundaries

Since March 2004, Kamdesh District borders on: [3]

See also

Notes

  1. "Nuristan Provincial Profile" (PDF). Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. Kāmdēsh (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. 1 2 "Afghanistan Administrative Divisions" Archived 2010-09-23 at the Wayback Machine map, March 2007, Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS)
  4. "Afghanistan" political map, 1986, United States Central Intelligence Agency


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