Aqcha District

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Aqcha is located in Afghanistan
Location within Afghanistan[1]
Coordinates: 36°54′N 66°13′E / 36.90°N 66.21°E / 36.90; 66.21
Country  Afghanistan
Province Jowzjan Province
 • Total 1,070 km2 (410 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 90,652

Aqcha District is situated in the central part of Jowzjan Province in northern Afghanistan. It borders Mardyan and Mingajik districts to the north, Sheberghan District to the West, Sar-e Pol Province to the south and Fayzabad District to the east. The population is more than 90,652 people (2012).[2] The district capital is the city of Aqcha, which is situated in the northern, more populated part of the district. The region is known for traditional carpets and rugs. The main road from Sheberghan to Mazar-i-Sharif passes a few kilometers south of the city of Aqcha.

The Taliban's shadow governor of Aqcha District was arrested with two others on the night of Sunday, 27 October, 2013 as part of an operation carried out jointly between Afghan and coalition troops. The man went by the name of Jawid or Qari Shafiqullah.[3]

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  1. ^ "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Summary of District Development Plan" (PDF). Aqcha District Development Assembly. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Haidari, Sonil (28 October 2013) Taliban Shadow Governor Arrested in Jawzjan Archived October 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.