Shahrak District

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Shahrak

شهرک
District
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The Minaret of Jam seen from overhead
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Shahrak
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°06′00″N64°16′00″E / 34.1000°N 64.2667°E / 34.1000; 64.2667 Coordinates: 34°06′00″N64°16′00″E / 34.1000°N 64.2667°E / 34.1000; 64.2667
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Ghor Province
Area
  Total4,350 km2 (1,680 sq mi)
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total58,200

Shahrak District is located in the central part of Ghor Province, Afghanistan. The population is 58,200. [1] The district center is Dahan-e Falezak (Shahrak).

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Economy

The district suffers from a weak economy and severe poverty due to lack of road linkage between villages and district centre, low level of agriculture and livestock productions, inaccessibility to healthcare services and security problems. [2] In 2014, construction work of irrigation projects began in five villages of the district by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD). [3]

Architecture

Near the village of Jam stands the Minaret of Jam, a historic building.

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Minaret of Jam (close up)

Notable peoples

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References

  1. 1 2 "Settled Population of Ghor Province" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  2. "Summary of District Development Plan" (PDF). Shahrak District Development Assembly. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  3. "Construction work of five various projects starts in Ghor province". Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 24 November 2015.