Garmsir District

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Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, partnered with Afghan National Police, patrol through Garmsir District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 1, 2012
US Marines operating in Garmsir in 2011

Garmsir District is located in the southern part of Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The district is large, but all the villages are along the Helmand River. The rest is a desert. The district capital - Garmsir is located in the northwestern part of the district on the east bank of Helmand River. The district is poor. Agriculture is the main source of income and most of the arable land is irrigated.


The population is 74,800 - 99% of them Pashtun and 1% Balouch.[1]


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Coordinates: 31°07′32″N 64°12′40″E / 31.1255°N 64.2110°E / 31.1255; 64.2110