Maiwand

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Maiwand
Maiwand is located in Afghanistan
Maiwand
Maiwand
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 31°44′22″N 65°08′24″E / 31.73944°N 65.14000°E / 31.73944; 65.14000
Country  Afghanistan
Province Kandahar Province
District Maiwand District
Time zone UTC+4:30

Maiwand is a village in Afghanistan within the Maiwand District of Kandahar Province. It is located 50 miles northwest of Kandahar, and three miles northeast of the village of Mahmudabad (Mundabad) 31°43′08″N 65°05′23″E / 31.71891°N 65.089653°E / 31.71891; 65.089653.[1][2]

The area is irrigated by the Helmand and Arghandab Valley Authority.[3]

The village is notable for the Battle of Maiwand which took place on July 27, 1880 during the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Ayub Khan together with Malalai Anaa defeated a British brigade under General Burrows.

Maiwand is also a prestigious and proud name for Afghans .[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Forbes, Archibald (2010) [1892]. The Afghan Wars: 1839-42 and 1878-80. New York, NY: Cosimo Classics. p. 298. ISBN 9781616405205. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Battle of Khushk-i-Nakud". The Second Angl-Afghan War 1878-1880. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  3. ^ (pdf) The Helmand Valley Project in Afghanistan: A.I.D. Evaluation Special Study No. 18 C Clapp-Wicek & E Baldwin, U.S. Agency for International Development, published December 1983

Coordinates: 31°44′N 65°08′E / 31.733°N 65.133°E / 31.733; 65.133