Muqur District, Ghazni

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Muqur

مقر
District
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Muqur
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 32°53′16″N67°54′06″E / 32.887660°N 67.901573°E / 32.887660; 67.901573
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Ghazni Province
Population
 (2002) [1]
  Total70,900

Muqur (also spelt Moqur) is a district in the southwest of Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Its population, which is mostly Hazara along with several Pashtun and Tajik, was estimated at 70,900 in 2002, of whom 19,538 were children under 12. [1]

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On 8 May 2016, a vehicular accident on a stretch of the Kabul-Kandahar Highway occurred in the district, killing 73. Two buses travelling from Kabul to Kandahar collided with a fuel tanker. The stretch of highway in this district is reportedly dangerous due to Taliban presence, and the vehicles were speeding to avoid ambush. [2]

Divisions

The district is divided in four main areas: [1]

Agriculture

Main crops include wheat, alfalfa, peas, beans and honey melons. Animal husbandry includes sheep, goats, domestic poultry and a limited number of donkeys and horses. [1]

Politics and Governance

Geography

Healthcare

Education

Demographics

Infrastructure

Natural Resources

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "District Profile" (PDF). UNHCR. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  2. "Fuel-tanker crash kills over 70 in Afghanistan's Ghazni". Al-Jazeera May 8, 2016. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/afghanistan-road-crash-ghazni-160508115025713.html