Shighnan District

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Shighnan District

شهرستان شغنان Ноҳияи Шиғнони
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Shighnan District
Coordinates: 37°37′0″N71°27′0″E / 37.61667°N 71.45000°E / 37.61667; 71.45000 Coordinates: 37°37′0″N71°27′0″E / 37.61667°N 71.45000°E / 37.61667; 71.45000
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan Province
Capital Shughnan
Area
  Land1,362 sq mi (3,528 km2)
Population
  Total27,750
Time zone UTC+4:30

Shighnan District (Persian : شهرستان سغنان -Tajik : Ноҳияи Шиғнони) 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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Demography

The Khowar, Tajiks, Khoshey, and Pamiris are the major ethnic groups. Pashto and Persian are also spoken.

This District has a population of 27,750 [1]

Villages and places it

Beautiful view of the Panj river, the border between Tajikistan, and Afghanistan in the region of Shighnan. Beautiful view of Panj river, of the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan the in Shughnon-shughnan region.jpg
Beautiful view of the Panj river, the border between Tajikistan, and Afghanistan in the region of Shighnan.



Friendship bridge between Tajikistan, and Afghanistan Across the Panj river in Region Shughnon-Shughnan! Bridge shughnan tj & shughnan af.jpg
Friendship bridge between Tajikistan, and Afghanistan Across the Panj river in Region Shughnon-Shughnan!





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