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
Coordinates: 37°06′50″N 70°31′30″E / 37.11389°N 70.52500°E / 37.11389; 70.52500Coordinates: 37°06′50″N 70°31′30″E / 37.11389°N 70.52500°E / 37.11389; 70.52500
Country  Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan Province
Population (2017)
 • Total 200,000
Time zone UTC+04:30 (AST)

Argo District (Persian: شهرستان ارکو‎ / Pashto: ارګو ولسوالی) is one of the 28 districts in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan.

The first large district in Badakhshan province and second district in Afghanistan. It was created in 1950 from part of Badakhshan District and is home to approximately 200,000 residents.[1]

There are living two major ethnic group Uzbek and Persian the major is Uzbek constitute 80% of population. 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.