Mahmud Raqi district (in blue)
Mahmud Raqi District (Persian: ولسوالی محمود راقی ) is located in the western part of Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. It borders with Parvan Province to the south and with other districts from Kapisa Province: Nejrab District and the former Kohistan District to the north and Tagab District to the southeast. The district center is the town of Mahmud Raqi - the provincial capital. The population is 56,800 (2006).
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Kohistan District may refer to one of the following:
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Nijrāb District,, also called Nijrāw, is situated in the central part of Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. It is located in a valley about 120 km northeast of Kabul. It borders Mahmud Raqi and Koh Band districts to the west, Parwan Province to the north, Laghman Province and Alasay District to the east and Tagab District to the south. The district center is Nijrab, located in the southern part of the district. The population of Nijrab District is 99,600 (2006), making it the most populous district of Kapisa.
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Tagab may refer to:
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