Rodat District

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Rodat District
District
Coordinates: 35°0′N 68°51′E / 35.000°N 68.850°E / 35.000; 68.850Coordinates: 35°0′N 68°51′E / 35.000°N 68.850°E / 35.000; 68.850
Country  Afghanistan
Province Nangarhar Province
No. of villages 25
Capital Hisar Shahi
Area
 • Total 599 km2 (231 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 110,000
Time zone AST (UTC+04:30)
Nangarhar districts.

History[edit]

Rodat (Pashto: رودات) is a district in the center of Nangarhar Province, 25 km away from Jalalabad city. Afghanistan, south of Jalalabad.Rodat has 700 year history.

Demographics[edit]

Rodat population, which is 100% muslims and Pashtun, was estimated at 110,000 in 2010, of whom 20,000 were children under 12.[1]

In 2004, parts of Rodat District were separated to form Kot, Chaparhar, and Batikot Districts, but in 2009 people from Hisar Shahi captured a big flat area and named the place as Shahidano Khargotai resulting of killing two innocent villagers in clashes. Hisar Shahi is the center of Rodat where hospitals,district police office and other important government buildings are located.


Infrastructure[edit]

On June 16, 2009, the PRT in Nangarhar with the construction of the District police station. The PRT visited the district to inspect construction sites and provide updates to locals regarding PRT projects. Moreover Roshan Telecom has provided special help to Sultan Mosque the leading spot in Rodat. UNHCR has also helped through shelter system. Hisar-e-Shahi Industrial Park (HIP) is located 22 km southeast of Jalalabad City, on Jalalabad-Torkham Highway with a total area of 207ha. For the HIP infrastructure development World Bank (WB) was the main donor. USAID also assisted AISA in development of internal roads in its second phase of HIP.

Economy and agriculture[edit]

Rodat has sizable amounts of irrigated land as one can find scores of vegetables and fruits of Rodat in Kabul, notably onions. Other main crops in Rodat include wheat and cotton as many people living in the area are involved in agricultural trade and business. Rodat is known for its famous sweet fig in summer which are exported to Kabul and other areas of Afghanistan Rodat district is famous for many things: Ghazi Amanullah khan kharghotai, vegetable oil, farming, pottery.

Tribes and villages[edit]

Qazi Qala,Kaan Dehkan,Kan Momand , Qadrzai, Zakhil,tor baba, Hisarak,Roghani, kadae,Kamar, Sraa Qala, Mufti Qala, Mazina, Banda, Tatang, Hisarak, Baroo, Kuza Qala, Sangar,Chagharai and tribe; one of the biggest tribe of Nangarhar province with further sub-tribes, Wazir(Galakhil,Dawrankhil)Malakhil,Durani,Sadat, Gasi Khail, Shadi Khail, Hasan Khail, Ali Mohamad Khail, hazarbuz and nata khail

Education[edit]

The district has 5 primary girls and boys schools and eleven 11 high schools. Ahdad Lycee, a famous high school of Nangarhar province, is also located in Rodat. Besides 14th grade InService for teachers have also been initiated by ministry of education. The Sultan Mosque is located in the center of Rodat city.A vast playing ground in the center of Hisar shahi is also located where students and youth play cricket and football.

Climate[edit]

Rodat climat comprises three seasons. They are the summer months that spans from mid April to the end of June. The rainy season in Rodat is from the months of early July to end of September. The winter season in Rodat is experienced during the months of early December to the end of February.

Marriage[edit]

Marriages are very simple in Rodat as at first agreement is made between the two families and simple wedding takes place following engagement during which guests are invited normally for dinner"Traditionally" the grooms parents are responsible for the rehearsal dinner and that's about it and early morning bride is taken to groom home accompanied by a number of people.no lavish, exchange is made as wedding is totally free from opposite party and according to instructions of Islam.

Security[edit]

Rodat has been a safe place through its history as no operation or militancy has been faced in Hamid Karzai regime except incident of open firing of US Troops on school students in 2008.Rodat has shown its complete security and stability in the past.During Jihad people bravely against Communism and Khalq, Parcham.The result of no violence in area is current development of Rodat. but now in 2011 this is not safe

References[edit]

  1. ^ UNHCR District Profile, dated 2002-05-02, accessed 2006-07-20 (PDF)

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