Qarghayi District

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Qarghayi District

ولسوالی قرغه‌ای
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Location in Laghman Province
Country Afghanistan
Province Laghman Province
Capital Lalkhanabad
Population
 (2006)
  Total86,900
Time zone UTC+04:30 (AST)

Qarghayi District (Persian: ولسوالی قرغه‌ای) has 60 villages. It is the largest district in Laghman Province, and is located 30 km from the provincial centre of Mihtarlam. It borders Mihtarlam District to the north, Alingar District to the northeast, Nangarhar Province to the south and Kabul Province to the west. The district center is the village of Lalkhanabad, located between the Kabul River and its tributary the Alingar River.

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History

On 15 December 2014, a civilian was killed in a roadside mine blast. [1] On 19 February 2019, six people were killed in a roadside bombing. [2]

Demographics

The population is 86,900 (2006) - 80% Pashtun, 5% Tajik and 15% Pashai. [3]

Economy

Most of the arable land in this district has not been drought-affected, so the agriculture is the main source of income. The health care is in relatively better condition than the other districts. During the wars 40% of the houses have been destroyed and the people, who fled are now returning.

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References

  1. "Civilian Killed in Laghman Roadside Mine Blast". TOLOnews. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  2. "Afghanistan: Roadside bombing kills six in Laghman province February 19". GardaWorld. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  3. "District profile" (PDF). 2005-10-27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-10-27. Retrieved 2020-10-09.

Coordinates: 34°30′28″N70°12′49″E / 34.5079°N 70.2137°E / 34.5079; 70.2137