Marawara District also Manawara مره وره or منوره in Pashto and Persian is one of the 15 districts in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. It borders Sirkanay district to the west, Asadabad district to the north-west, Shultan district to the north-east and Durand Line to the south. Marawara's population is not exactly known but government figures estimate it to be around 22,270 people,all of which are ethnic Pashtuns. Marawara village is the center of the district and is located in its most western part.
Tribal elders are the current district heads, Mamoond is the dominant tribe living in the district. The mountainous terrain and the lack of arable land and irrigation systems is the main problem in this area. Marawara is also one of the few strategic districts in terms of its unique location and high mountainous terrains that connects Kunar to Pakistan via the Durand Line.
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Asadabad or Asad Abad is the capital city of Kunar Province in Afghanistan. It is located in the eastern portion of the country adjacent to Pakistan. The city is located within a valley at the confluence of the Pech River and Kunar River between two mountain ridgelines running along both sides of the valley from Northeast to Southwest.
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The Mamund is a Pashtun clan which is a part of the larger Tarkani tribe. The clan is located principally in the Watelai valley, Bajaur, but also owns villages on both sides of the Durand Line. Majority of the Mamund Pashtuns live in Mamund Subdivision, Loi Mamund Tehsil and Wara Mamund Tehsil, Bajaur, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan and in Marawara, Asadabad, Shigal, Watapur and Ghazi Abad Districts of Kunar Province in Afghanistan.
Goshta District is located in the northeast of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan and borders Durand Line between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The district's population is Pashtun and was estimated at 160,000 in 2002, of whom 30,000 were children under 12. The district is within the heartland of the Mohmand tribe of Pashtuns. The district centre is the village of Goshta, on the Kabul River.
Kuz Kunar or Khewa is a district in the north of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, on the Kunar River. It is counted one of the more secured districts of Nangarhar, where many foreigners go to visit the social, agricultural and structural rehabilitation of the area. Its population, which is 75% Pashtun, was estimated at 167,640 in 2002, of whom 32,000 were children under 12.
Asadabad district is one of 15 districts in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan. It includes the city of Asadabad - the district center, close the Kunar River. It is situated in the central part of the province. It has 12 big and small villages, which are surrounded by mountains so there is not enough land for farming.
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Marawara is a village and the center of Marawara district, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. It is located atat 914 m altitude in a river valley in the most western end of the district.
Dangam District is situated in the eastern end of Kunar Province in Afghanistan. It borders Marawara district to the southwest, Asadabad district to the west, Bar Kunar district to the north, Nari district to the northeast and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan to the east. The district is mountainous and stunning but also poor.
Nari (Naray) District is a mountainous district in the eastern part of Kunar Province in Afghanistan. It borders Bar Kunar District to the west, Nuristan Province to the north, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the east and Dangam district to the south. The population was reported in 2006 as 24,500 of which around 60% is ethnic Pashtun. The district center is the village of Nari (Naray)at 1153 m altitude in a river valley. The arable land is not enough. The residents usually collect wood and beans and sell them.
Ghaziabad District is situated in the northern part of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2004 from the northern part of Bar Kunar District. It was named after the Khan of Ghaziabad, Amir Muhammad Ghazi Khan Shaheed. Its population is 7,500 (2004).
Watapur District is situated in the central part of Kunar Province in Afghanistan. It was split from Asadabad district. The district is mountainous with 60 large and small villages. The population is around 24,300. The villages are located in the valleys or in the high mountains, with difficult or no road access to the center - Asadabad, and it takes one day to reach some of them. There was a medical clinic north of Qatar Kala, built by ISAF, until it was destroyed by local militants.
Chapa Dara District is situated in the western part of Kunar Province, Afghanistan and borders Nuristan Province. The population is 27,500 (2006). The district consists of a mountainous terrain. The capital of the district is Chapa Dara.
Nurgal District is in the western part of Kunar Province in Afghanistan, 45 kilometres (28 mi) west of the town of Asadabad, near the city of Jalalabad. It borders Nangarhar Province to the west and south, Chapa Dara district to the north and Chawkay and Khas Kunar districts to the east.
Sāfī is a major branch of the greater Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe. The Safi tribe comprises a majority in the Pech Valley of Kunar and are present in significant numbers in Parwan Province, Kapisa Province, Kabul Province, Laghman Province, Nuristan Province and the whole of Kunar Province. A reasonable majority also resides in different urban and rural areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, particularly Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Nowshehra, Swabi. A large number also settled in Rawalpindi, Tarnol, Karachi, Lahore, Multan. They are also present in large number in Mohmand, Bajaur Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and in Zhob District, Balochistan, Pakistan.
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