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 (2014)
 • Total 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.