Argo District

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Argo District
District
Fayzabad District highlighted within Badakhshan Province, which Argo District split from
Fayzabad District highlighted within Badakhshan Province, which Argo District split from
Country  Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan Province
Population (2014)
 • Total 44,650 - 44,500
Time zone AST (UTC+04:30)

Argo District (Persian: شهرستان ارکو‎ / Pashto: دارگو ولسوالی‎) is one of the 28 districts in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Fayzabad District and is home to approximately 45,000 residents.[1]

On 2 May 2014, there were two mudslides in the district occurring on the side of a mountain, affecting the villages of either Aab Barik or Hargu.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Badakhshan Province". Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook of the Central Statistics Office, Afghanistan, accessed via Rkabuli.20m.com. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Vergano, Dan (2 May 2014). "Mudslide Buries More Than 350 in Afghan Village". National Geographic Society. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 

Coordinates: 37°06′50″N 70°31′30″E / 37.11389°N 70.52500°E / 37.11389; 70.52500