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Maiwand is located in Afghanistan
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
Time zone UTC+4:30

Maiwand is a village in Afghanistan and the district center of Maiwand District of Kandahar Province. It is located 50 miles northwest of Kandahar. The area is irrigated by the Helmand and Arghandab Valley Authority.[1]

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 Afghan males.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ (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