Sayghan District

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Saighan (also Sayghan) is a district in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. It has a population of 23,215 (As of 2003).[1] It was created in 2005 from part of Kahmard District, and until 2004 was part of Baghlan Province. Saighan city is the largest town in the district as well as being the administrative center.[1] The district has an area of 1,741 km2.[2] There are sixty-two villages in the district.[2] Tajiks make up 70%, whiled Hazaras make 27%. 3% is made up of the rest (Pashtuns) [3]

Economics[edit]

The Da Eman Coal Deposits are located in Sayghan District, but have yet (As of 2008) to be fully commercially exploited.[2][4]

The majority of economic activity is agriculture: farming in the valleys, mostly wheat, potatoes and barley; and stock raising mostly sheep, donkeys and goats.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bamyan PDP Provincial profile" National Area-Based Development Program (NABDP), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (2007), accessed 25 November 2008, citing as a source: "CSO/UNFPA Socio Economic and Demographic Profile" (2003)
  2. ^ a b c "Summary of District Development Plan, Saighan District, Bamyan Province" National Area-Based Development Program (NABDP), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (September 2007), p. 3, accessed 25 November 2008
  3. ^ Sayghan District Profile UNHCR
  4. ^ "Da Eman of Sayghan valley Coal deposits" Ministry of Mines, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (26 August 2008)
  5. ^ "UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region, District Profile Saighan District", accessed 25 November 2008

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Coordinates: 35°11′00″N 67°42′29″E / 35.18333°N 67.70806°E / 35.18333; 67.70806