Wakhan District

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Wakhan

واخان(in Pashto and Persian) ·
Вахон(in Tajik)
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Nature of the Wakhan
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The location of Wakhan District within Badakhshan Province
Coordinates: 37°07′45″N73°37′07″E / 37.129240°N 73.618680°E / 37.129240; 73.618680 Coordinates: 37°07′45″N73°37′07″E / 37.129240°N 73.618680°E / 37.129240; 73.618680
Country Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan
Village numbers112
Capital Khandud
Government
   Governor Nasratullah Nayel
Area
  Total11,258 km2 (4,347 sq mi)
Population
  Total16,873

Wakhan District is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. The total population for the district is about 13,000 residents. The district has three international borders: Tajikistan to the north, Pakistan to the south (specifically Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral District), and with the Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang to the east. The capital of the district is the village of Khandud, which has a population of 1,244. It is the only district in Afghanistan which contains a population of Kyrgyz people.

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