Nurgal District

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American soldier scanning the area across the Kunar River as he provides security in the Nurgal district of Afghanistan's Kunar Province (2010).

Nurgal District is situated in the western part of Kunar Province in Afghanistan, 45 km west from the town of Asadabad, and is near the city of Jalalabad. It borders Nangarhar Province to the west and south, Chapa Dara district to the north and Chawkay and Khas Kunar districts to the east. The population of Nurgal district is around 28,000 (2006). The district center is the village of Nurgal, located in the central part of Nurgal district in the valley of the Kunar river. Around 70% of the houses were destroyed during the 1980s Soviet war in Afghanistan. The area is mountainous and the irrigated land is not enough. Many people look for work abroad. The health care and the education need improvement.

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