Waygal District

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Waygal
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District
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Waygal
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°14′00″N71°02′00″E / 35.23333°N 71.03333°E / 35.23333; 71.03333
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Nuristan Province
Population
 (2010) [1]
  Total19,100

Waygal District [2] (Pashto : وایگل ولسوالۍ, Persian : ولسوالی وایگل) is a district of Nuristan Province in eastern Afghanistan. It has nine major villages in the valley as following by area and population, Waygal, Zanchgal, Nishigram, Ameshdesh, Akun, Kegal, Muldesh, Jamach, and Want. The local Kalasha people speak the Waigali language, a Nuristani language. Pashto and Dari are also widely understood and used as official languages. [3]

Notes

  1. "Nuristan Provincial Profile" (PDF). Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  2. Wāygal (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. "Afghanistan Administrative Divisions" map, March 2007, Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS)


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