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) .
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 .
- Forbes, Archibald (2010 (first published 1892)). The Afghan Wars: 1839-42 and 1878-80. New York, NY: Cosimo Classics. p. 298. ISBN 9781616405205. Retrieved 13 February 2015. Check date values in:
- "The Battle of Khushk-i-Nakud". The Second Angl-Afghan War 1878-1880. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
- (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
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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