Kohsan District

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Kohsan

کهسان
District
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Kohsan
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°39′09″N61°11′57″E / 34.6524°N 61.1993°E / 34.6524; 61.1993
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Herat Province
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total52,900

Kohsan is a district of Herat province in northwestern Afghanistan. It borders the nation of Iran to the west, Gulran District to the north, and Ghurian District to the south and east. The population of Kosan District is 52,900 (as of 2012), [1] which includes the following ethnic groups: 59.4% Pashtun, 35.3% Tajik, 5.1% Balouch, and 0.2% Turkmen. [2]

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The administrative center of Kohsan District is the small town of Kohsan. The district is located about 116 kilometres (3 hours drive) west of Herat city and is mainly a desert, with patches of irrigated lands. Islam Qala, one of the official border crossings between Afghanistan and Iran, is located in this district. The Hari River flows through Kohsan District and is also not far from the district center. The drought is a serious problem for the agriculture, which is the main source of income. Almost 60% of the formerly arable land is not in use. The health services and the education have improved since 2002. [2]

Notes

  1. 1 2 "Settled Population of Herat Province" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  2. 1 2 AIMS (Afghanistan Information Management Services), UNHCR Sub-Office District Profile of Kohsan (PDF) Archived 2006-12-10 at the Wayback Machine

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