Khwahan District

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Khwāhān District شهرستان خواهان
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Khwāhān District شهرستان خواهان
Khwahan خواهان Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 37°53′19″N70°13′10″E / 37.88861°N 70.21944°E / 37.88861; 70.21944 Coordinates: 37°53′19″N70°13′10″E / 37.88861°N 70.21944°E / 37.88861; 70.21944
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan Province
Region Darwaz
Capital Khwahan
Government
  governorDr Mohammad Ofran
Area
  Total30 sq mi (80 km2)
Elevation
14,100 ft (4,300 m)
Population
 (2012)
  Total27,000 [1]
  Ethnicities
Flag of Afghanistan.svg Tajik
  Languages
Persian-Dari
Time zone +4,30
ISO 3166 code AF,BDS,KWH

Khwahan District (Persian : شهرستان خواهان), (Pashto : خواهان ولسوالی) is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province, located in northeastern Afghanistan. The district capital is Khwahan. The district borders Raghistan to the southwest, Kuf Ab in the northeast, the Panj River in the northwest, and Shuro-obod district, Khatlon Province, of Tajikistan. Kuh-e kallat

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Geography

Muhalla-i Shohun in Shuro-obod at the border with Khwahan County Khvahan.shurobod.jpg
Muhalla-i Shohun in Shuro-obod at the border with Khwahan County
Friendship Bridge between Afghanistan and Tajikistan In Khwahan, region's and Shuro-obod Khwahan&shurobod.jpg
Friendship Bridge between Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan and Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan In Khwahan, region's and Shuro-obod
The two villages Kamar and Kaji, and Panj river. View khvahan county.jpg
The two villages Kamar and Kaji, and Panj river.

History

After Alexander the Great overthrew the Persians, the area came under the rule of [2] the Greco-Bactrian king Euthydemus I and his son Demetrius I [3]

Demography

The population of the district is approximately 27,000. [1] The inhabitants of this area speak Dari Persian and are Sunni Muslims.

Subdivisions

List of villages and places, of Khwahan District in alphabetical order

Economy

The inhabitants of this area engage in agriculture. They grow Buckwheat, red and white barley, sesame, zucchini, corn, mung beans, peas, beans, potatoes.

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