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Raghistan District شهرستان راغستان
Raghistan District (Persian : شهرستان راغستان) is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. Located in the northwestern portion of the province, Ragh is home to approximately 44,004 residents. The capital city is Ziraki.
One of the special characteristics of Raghistan is that all its residents are pure Persian–Dari speakers. Raghistan borders on Tajikistan and on the Yaftal Bala, Yaftali Sufla, Khwahan, Kuf Ab, Maimay, Shighnan, Arghanj Khwa, and Shahri Buzurg districts of Badakhshan.
Prominent rivers of Raghistan are the Yawan, Rawinj, Siab Dasht, Du Dara, and Rahe Dara rivers. There are only a few schools in Ragh; most of the people are busy in agriculture and animal husbandry activities.
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Shuhada District is one of the 29 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. The district was formed in 2005 from part of Baharak District and is home to approximately 38,387 residents.
Argo District is one of the 28 districts in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Fayzabad District and is home to approximately 45,000 residents.
Kohistan District is one of the 29 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. It was created in 1995 from part of Ragh District and is home to approximately 18,410 residents.
Kuf Ab is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Khwahan and is home to approximately 21,400 residents. This district borders with the Districts Khwahan, Shekay, Nusay, Maimay, Raghistan, and with the Tajik district of Darvoz Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province,
Shekay or Shikai Persian: شهرستان شِکی is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in northeastern Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Darwaz District and is home to approximately 26,000 residents. This district borders Nusay and Kuf Ab districts in Badakhshan and also Darvoz District in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan.
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Khwahan District, is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province, located in northeastern Afghanistan. The district capital is Khwahan. The district borders Raghistan to the southwest, Kuf Ab in the northeast, the Panj River in the northwest, and Shuro-obod district, Khatlon Province, of Tajikistan. Kuh-e kallat
Shighnan District is one of the 28 districts of the Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. It's part of the history region of Shighnan that is today divided between Afghanistan and Tajikistan.The district borders the Panj River and Tajikistan in the northeast, the Maimay district to the west, the Raghistan district in the southwest, the Kohistan, Arghanj Khwa, and Shuhada districts in the south, and the Ishkashim district in the southeast.
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Darah Sof is a district of Samangan Province in Afghanistan. It is located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) from the city of Samangan and 200 kilometres (120 mi) from the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, in Balkh Province.
Maimay, also known as Darwaz-e Payin, or simply Darwaz, is a district in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Darwaz District. It is home to approximately 12,000 residents. This district borders the Kuf Ab, Raghistan, Shighnnan, and Nusay districts, along with some districts in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, Tajikistan, including Vanj, Rushon, and Shughnon. The district was historically part of the Darwaz principality, a semi-independent statelet ruled by a mir.
Ziraki is a village and the capital of Raghistan District in Badakhshan Province in northeastern Afghanistan.
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