Shinwari District

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Shinwari
شینواری
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Shinwari
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°06′57″N69°04′24″E / 35.1158°N 69.0732°E / 35.1158; 69.0732 Coordinates: 35°06′57″N69°04′24″E / 35.1158°N 69.0732°E / 35.1158; 69.0732
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Parwan Province
Population
  Religions
Islam
Time zone + 4.30

Shinwari District (Persian : ولسوالی شینواری, Pashto : شينواري ولسوالۍ) is a district of Parwan Province, Afghanistan. The district is within the heartland of the Shinwari tribe of Pashtuns. [1] The estimated population in 2019 was 45,699. [2]

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References

  1. Parwan Province Tribal Map (Page 14). Naval Postgraduate School.
  2. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2019-20" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. 18 November 2019. p. 12. Retrieved 13 April 2020.