Ghormach District

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Ghormach
غورماچ
Ghormach is located in Afghanistan
Ghormach
Ghormach
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°43′32″N 63°47′22″E / 35.72556°N 63.78944°E / 35.72556; 63.78944Coordinates: 35°43′32″N 63°47′22″E / 35.72556°N 63.78944°E / 35.72556; 63.78944
Country  Afghanistan
Province Badghis Province
District Ghormach District
Area
 • Total 804 sq mi (2,083 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 52,566

Ghormach (Pashto: غورماچ ولسوالۍ‎) is a district situated in the north east Badghis Province of Afghanistan. The district centre is Ghormach.

Demographics[edit]

The estimated population of Ghormach District in 2003 was roughly 52,566. Based upon the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of Afghanistan's (MRRD) district profile for Ghormach, Tajiks made up 97% of the total population, followed by 2% Pashtuns and 1% Baloch.[1]

Politics[edit]

Ghormach district experienced a resurgence in poppy cultivation after the fall of the Taliban government in 2001, although the Karzai government's eradication program had made some headway by spring 2007.[2]

Moalem Nooruddin was the chief district officer in 2007 when he was believed to have been captured by the Taliban on 16 December 2007. Other district leaders include Abdullah Jan and as of July 2010 Qari Dalat. [3][4] As of 2007 much of Ghormach District was under Taliban control.[4][5][6]

Geography[edit]

Ghormach district has 100 villages which covers an area of 2,083 km2. Murghab is sourrounded by Turkmenistan, Murghab District of Badghis Province, Almar and Qaysar districts of neighbouring Faryab Province.

Notable localities in this district include Ab-i-Garmak, Arzanak, Du Abi, Garband, Husayn, Joy-i-Shor, Karez, Khatun, Khushki, Pamakhtu, Petaw, Rangin, Rashid, Sartakit, Sawriwon, Senjetak and Sharshari.

Education[edit]

There is 1 high school, 2 secondary schools and 13 primary schools in the district.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.mrrd.gov.af/nabdp/DDP/Badghis/Ghurmac%20DDP%20Summary.pdf
  2. ^ "Afghan police attacked during counter-narcotics campaign in northwest" 4 April 2007 BBC Monitoring South Asia - Political; excerpt from report by Afghan independent Radio Sahar on 4 April 2007
  3. ^ "Taliban claim abducting district chief, guards in Badghis" 19 December 2007 Pajhwak Afghan News Agency from Afgha.com
  4. ^ a b "Afghan governor missing in Badghis" 17 December 2007 Press TV from Press TV, Iran
  5. ^ "Afghan governor says saboteurs behind insecurity in northern province" 3 October 2007 BBC Monitoring South Asia - Political; text of report by private Afghan Arzu TV on 3 October 2007
  6. ^ "Taleban, Afghan official give contradictory information on attack" 4 May 2007 BBC Monitoring South Asia - Political; text of report by Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency, Herat, 4 May 2007

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