Achin District

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Coordinates: 34°05′22″N 70°40′59″E / 34.0894°N 70.683°E / 34.0894; 70.683

Achin District
District
CJ-SOTF and ANA 201st Corps patrol in Achin District.
CJ-SOTF and ANA 201st Corps patrol in Achin District.
Jalalabad District is located in the north-west of Nangarhar Province.
Jalalabad District is located in the north-west of Nangarhar Province.
Country  Afghanistan
Province Nangarhar Province
Capital Sra Kala
Population (2006[1])
 • Total 95,468
Time zone D† (Afghanistan Standard Time) (UTC+4:30)

Achin is a district in the south of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, bordering on Pakistan. Its population is 100% Pashtun.[2]

Achin is home to the Shinwari tribe, one of the largest Pashtun tribes. It was a stronghold of the Mujaheddin during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

Economy[edit]

The primary licit crop in Achin is wheat. Collecting and selling firewood, and manual labor, are other income-generating activities.[3] Tobacco is also grown in the district.[4]

Opium poppy[edit]

In 2000, UNDCP recorded 130 poppy-growing villages in Achin, making it the greatest opium growing district in eastern Afghanistan that year.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MRRD Provincial profile for Nangarhar Province
  2. ^ UNHCR District Profile, dated 2002-07-02, accessed 2006-07-06 (PDF)]
  3. ^ UNHCR District Profile, dated 2002-07-02, accessed 2006-07-06 (PDF)]
  4. ^ http://www.mrrd.gov.af/nabdp/Provincial%20Profiles/Nangarhar%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf
  5. ^ Afghanistan Opium Poppy Survey 2002 Pre- Assessment, UNDCP, February 2002 [1]

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