Gulistan District

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US 3rd Special Forces Group patrol a field in the Gulistan district

Gulistan, also transliterated as Golestan (Pashto/Persian: گلستان), is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Its population, which is approximately 80% Pashtun with a Tajik minority, was estimated at 53,780 in October 2004.[1] The main village, also called Gulistan, is situated at 1434 m altitude in the mountainous part of the district. The main road through the district in Route 522.

In September 2005, Taliban fighters briefly gained control of the district from Afghan security forces after heavy fighting.[2]

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  1. ^ "UNHCR District Profile" (PDF). Afghanistan Information Management Service. October 2004. Retrieved 2006-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Taleban 'seize Afghan district'". BBC News. 2006-09-15. Retrieved 2006-09-15. 

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Coordinates: 32°30′24″N 63°46′09″E / 32.50667°N 63.76917°E / 32.50667; 63.76917