Wurduj District

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Wurduj District was formed within Baharak District in 2005
District Badakhshan
Government
  TypeDistrict council
  GovernorDawlat Mohammad [1]
Population
  Estimate 
(2019 [2] )
24,285

Wurduj District is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Baharak District and is home to approximately 24,285 residents. Total area of the district is 929 square kilometers. 45 villages are located within its borders. Ethnic composition: 90% Tajik and 10% Uzbek.

As of January 2018 the district is almost entirely under the control of the Taliban. Training camps of the Turkistan Islamic Party are also based here.

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References

  1. "Govt Has No Will To Retake Wardooj District: Residents". TOLOnews. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  2. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2019-20" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. 18 November 2019. p. 27. Retrieved 6 April 2020.

Coordinates: 36°45′40.6″N71°11′7.2″E / 36.761278°N 71.185333°E / 36.761278; 71.185333