Murghab District within Badghis Province
|• Land||4,491 km2 (1,734 sq mi)|
|• Estimate (2003)||109,381|
The estimated population of Murghab District in 2003 was roughly 109,381. Based upon the United Nation's High Commissioner for Refugees'(UNHCR) report, Pashtuns make up 85.6% of the total population, followed by 7% Tajiks, 7% Turkmen and 0.3% Uzbeks.
Murghab is a hilly district located in the northeast of Badghis Province. Most of the population live in the valley of the Murghab River.
There are around 2 high schools, 3 secondary schools and 24 primary schools in the district.
- UNHCR District Profile, compiled 2002-08-26, accessed 2006-05-05 (PDF).
- Dupree, Nancy Hatch (1977): An Historical Guide to Afghanistan. 1st Edition: 1970. 2nd Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Afghan Tourist Organization
- Map of Murghab (PDF)
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