Garmsir District

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Garmsir
گرم سیر
District
Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, partnered with Afghan National Police, patrol through Garmsir District, June 1, 2012
Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, partnered with Afghan National Police, patrol through Garmsir District, June 1, 2012
Garmsir is located in Afghanistan
Garmsir
Garmsir
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 31°07′32″N 64°12′40″E / 31.1255°N 64.2110°E / 31.1255; 64.2110
Country  Afghanistan
Province Helmand Province
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 85,500

Garmsir District (or Garmser)[2] 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.

Demographics[edit]

The population is 85,500[1] - 99% of them Pashtun and 1% Balouch.[2]

US Marines operating in Garmsir in 2011

Economy[edit]

The district is poor. Main sources of income include daily wages (labors, working in fruit markets, and selling home products, driving, shop keeping etc) and agriculture. Agriculture is the main source of income and most of the arable land is irrigated.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Settled Population of Helmand Province" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "District Profile" (PDF). UNHCR. Retrieved 8 December 2015.