|District||Kohistan District, Faryab|
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Kohistan district is the southernmost district in Faryab Province. Its population is 53,100 (2010). The district center is Qal'a, 1909 m altitude.
On 4 May 2014, flash flooding from heavy rainfall resulted in the destruction of public facilities, roads, and agricultural land. In the Shaman Dara area, 120 families were reportedly affected (10 houses completely destroyed and 50 houses severely damaged), four people died (two children, two women), 200 livestock killed, 4000 jerib of agricultural land and 200 gardens damaged.
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Faryab is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, which is located in the north of the country bordering neighboring Turkmenistan. It has a population of about 948,000, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a tribal society. The province encompasses 15 districts and over 1,000 villages. The capital of Faryab province is Maymana. It also borders Jowzjan Province, Sar-e Pol Province, Ghor Province and Badghis Province.
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Bilchiragh is a district in the southern part of Faryab Province, Afghanistan. The main town, Belcheragh, is situated in the northwest of the district at, 1263 m altitude.
Dawlat Abad is a district in Faryab Province, Afghanistan. The population of the district was estimated 95,800 in 2009.
Khani Chahar Bagh is the most northerly district in Faryab Province. The main village, Chahar Bagh, is in the southern part of the district. In the north the district's border is with Turkmenistan. The population in 2013 was estimated at 70,000. Ethnic composition includes 35% Turkmen and 65% Uzbek.
Khwaja Sabz Posh District is the district where the Faryab Province capital Maymana is located. It is a rural district without its own capital. The Khwaja Sabz Posh district is the closest district to the north of Maymana city. Khoja Sabz Posh is the name of a deceased village elder who was famous for always wearing the color green. There is a shrine dedicated to him on a hilltop just north of the Bazaar. It contains 85 villages. Ethnic diversity includes 80% Uzbek, 10% Pashtun and 10% Tajik.
Pashtun Kot district is located in the center of Faryab Province, south of the provincial capital Maymana. The district center Pashtun Kot is a suburb of Maymana. The population is 277,000 (2002) with an ethnic composition of 60% Uzbeks, 15% Tajik, 20% Turkmens 10% Pashtuns and minority Arab Aimaq.
Qaisar district is situated in the southwestern part of the Faryab Province of Afghanistan. In 1009, the population was 122,300 with an ethnic composition of 70% Uzbek, 16% Tajik, 10% Pashtun and 4% Turkman. The district center Qeysar, at the edge of the vast desert of Qaisar, has almost the same peculiarities of the Almar bazaar. This bazaar received its name at the end of the nineteenth century.
Mihtarlam district is located in the center of Laghman Province and consists of the urban centre and provincial capital Mihtarlam and 24 major villages and 269 sub-villages.
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