Darwazi Bala District

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Darwazi Bala
(ولسوالی دروازبالا (نسی
Afghanistan Badakhshan Darwazi Bala district location.svg
Coordinates: Coordinates: 38°08′40″N 71°14′01″E / 38.14444°N 71.23361°E / 38.14444; 71.23361
District Badakhshan
Government
 • Type District council
Population
 • Estimate ([citation needed]) 11,000

Darwazi Bala, also known as Nusay,[1] is a district in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Darwaz District. It is home to approximately 11,000 residents.

This district borders the Shekay, Kuf Ab, and Maimay districts, along with districts in Darvoz, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, Tajikistan.

The district was historically part of the Darvaz principality, a semi-independent statelet ruled by a mir.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Settled Population of Badakhshan province by Civil Division, Urban, Rural and Sex-2012-13" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Seymour Becker. Russia’s Protectorates in Central Asia: Bukhara and Khiva, 1865-1924. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1968.

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