Dih Yak District

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Dih Yak
ده یک
District
Dih Yak is located in Afghanistan
Dih Yak
Dih Yak
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 33°28′35″N 68°45′47″E / 33.476413°N 68.763027°E / 33.476413; 68.763027
Country  Afghanistan
Province Ghazni Province
Area
 • Total 715 km2 (276 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 37,500

Deh Yak (also transliterated Dehyak) is a rural district in the eastern part of Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, 30 km east from the city of Ghazni. The district has an area of 715 km2, containing 66 villages and a population of about 44,386. Ramak serves as the district's headquarters.[2]

The main source of income, agriculture, is seriously affected by the drought. People also trade animals. The high rate of unemployment has led to people leaving the district, many have also permanently settled and inter-married across the border in neighboring Pakistan. Health and education need serious improvement.

The main road between the city of Ghazni and Gardez is mostly paved, as is the road between Ramak and Slemenze.

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  1. ^ "Afghanistan Election Data". National Democratic Institute. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Deh Yak District (Re-elected)" (PDF). Government of Afghanistan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 

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