Dahana i Ghuri District

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Dahana i Ghuri
دهنه غوری
Dahana i Ghuri is located in Afghanistan
Dahana i Ghuri
Dahana i Ghuri
Location within Afghanistan[1]
Coordinates: 35°49′12″N 68°27′36″E / 35.82000°N 68.46000°E / 35.82000; 68.46000
Country  Afghanistan
Province Baghlan Province
Occupation Flag of Taliban.svg Taliban
 • Total 1,468 km2 (567 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 86,400

Dahana i Ghuri district (pop: 86,400)[2] is located in the most southwestern part of Baghlan province, Afghanistan. The capital is Dahana i Ghuri[3] (also:Dahaneh-ye Ġawri, Dahana Gori, Dahana Ghori, Dahaneh-ye Ghowri). Its population is about 3,400 people. It is connected with Baghlan and Puli Khumri with an all-weather primary road.[3]

District profile:[2]

  • Villages: 105
  • Schools: 18 primary, 7 secondary, 11 high schools
  • Health centers: 2 basic, 1 comprehensive


The majority of residents are engaged in farming and animal breeding. Main agricultural products include: wheat, barley, sesame, Zaghar, melon and water melon. Animals include: cow, sheep, donkey, horse and birds.[2]

Taliban capture[edit]

The district was captured by the Taliban on 15 August 2016 after days of fighting with Afghan forces.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Summary of District Development Plan" (PDF). Dahana-e-ghori District Development Assembly. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Dahana i Ghori District Map" (PDF). United Nations. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Taliban overruns district in Afghanistan's Baghlan". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 16 August 2016.