Nili District

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Nili

نیلی
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Nili
Location within Afghanistan [1]
Coordinates: 33°45′36″N66°04′48″E / 33.76000°N 66.08000°E / 33.76000; 66.08000 Coordinates: 33°45′36″N66°04′48″E / 33.76000°N 66.08000°E / 33.76000; 66.08000
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Daykundi Province
Capital Nili city
Area
  Total445 km2 (172 sq mi)
Elevation
2,022 m (6,634 ft)
Population
 (2005)
  Total30,058

Nili (also known as Layli) (Dari-Persian: نیلی) is a district in Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. [2] The main town in the district, also called Nili, serves as the capital of Daykundi Province. The town of Nili has a small airport (heliport) with a gravel runway and a commercial radio station. The weather conditions in the winter are severe and the roads are difficult.

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Nili district shares borders with volatile Gizab District, which was reported to have many Taliban insurgents roaming around. Beyond the provincial seat of Nili town, the other villages of Nili district are: Dasht, Sari Nili, Pai Nili, Ghudar, Qol Qadir, Qom Ahmad Baeg, Ijdi, Shish, Kohna Deyh and Sangmom.

Due to Nili's geographical inaccessibility and acute security problems, it was not until April 2007 that the United Nations opened an office in Nili of UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan). [3]

Profile

District profile: [4]

Notable people

Azra Jafari speaking during a high peace council in April 2012 is the mayor of Nili District, thus becoming Afghanistan's first female mayor. Azra Jafari of Afghanistan in 2012.jpg
Azra Jafari speaking during a high peace council in April 2012 is the mayor of Nili District, thus becoming Afghanistan's first female mayor.

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References

  1. "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. "Daykundi Province ‐ Socio‐demographic and Economic Survey Highlights" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  3. "UNAMA facing new humanitarian challenges". IRIN. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  4. "Summary of the District Development Plan, 2007" (PDF). Nili District Development Assembly. Retrieved 11 May 2015.