Nawa District

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Nawa District

ناوه
District
Nawa
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Nawa District
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 32°19′25″N67°52′38″E / 32.32361°N 67.87722°E / 32.32361; 67.87722
CountryAfghanistan
Province Ghazni Province
Occupation Taliban [1]
Population
 (2002) [2]
  Total29,054

Nawa is a large district in the far south of Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. It is 100 km south from Ghazni in a mountainous region. The salt lake Ab-i Istada is located in the northern part of the district. Nawa's population, which is 100% Pashtun, was estimated at 29,054 in 2002, of whom around 45% were children under 12. [2] The district center is the village of Nawa. Military operations in the district were featured in articles in the Washington Post [3] and the New York Times [4] in October 2009. The district was controlled by the Taliban until 17 July 2017.

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The district is within the heartland of the Tarakai tribe of Ghilji Pashtuns. [5]

Politics and Governance

Geography

HealthCare

Education

Demographics

Infrastructure

Economy and agriculture

Most of the population live in villages in mud-built homes. Agriculture has been seriously affected by drought. The main sources of water are shallow wells. Trade and animal husbandry are sources of income. There is a shortage of clinics and schools, as well as the professionals to work in them.

Notable people

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References

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