Nadir Shah Kot District
نادر شاه کوټ ولسوالۍ
ولسوالی نادرشاه کوت
Nadir Shah Kot District in turquoise in the western part of Khost Province
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Nadir Shah Kot District (Pashto : نادر شاه کوټ ولسوالۍ, Persian : ولسوالی نادرشاه کوت) is situated in the western part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Paktia Province and Shamal District to the west, Qalandar District to the north, Musa Khel District to the northeast, Khost (Matun) District to the east, Mandozayi District to the southeast and Tani and Spera districts to the south.
According to Afghanistan's National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA), the 2020 estimated population of the district was 36,005 people.The district center is Nadir Shah Kot - a village at 1386 m altitude on the main road to Khost. Nadir Shah Kot District has its own governor, who is appointed by the serving governor of Khost Province, and the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are responsible for all law enforcement activities.
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