Ghafurov District

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Ghafurov District
Location of Ghafurov District in Tajikistan
Location of Ghafurov District in Tajikistan
Country  Tajikistan
Province Sughd
Capital Ghafurov
 • Total 1,000 sq mi (2,700 km2)
Population (2014)
 • Total 339,800
 • Density 330/sq mi (126/km2)
  as of 1 January 2014
Time zone TJT (UTC+5)

Ghafurov District or Nohiya-i Ghafurov (Tajik: Ноҳияи Ғафуров, Nohiya‘i Ğafurov/Nohijaji Ƣafurov, Persian: Nâhiye Qafurof ناحیۀ غفورف‎‎) is a district in the northern part of Sughd province, Tajikistan. Its capital is Ghafurov, a town in the south of the district. Other major towns in the district are Taboshar (in the north), Chkalovsk (in the south, between Ghafurov and the provincial capital Khujand), and Kayrakum (Qairoqqum), also in the south, which gave its name to the adjacent Kayrakum (Qairoqqum) Reservoir.[1]

The region has an area of 2,700 km² and a population of 339,800 (as of 2014), with 95% classified as rural.[2] It produced 19,500 tons of raw cotton in 2007, accounting for 16% of total cotton production in Sughd province and nearly 5% of Tajikistan's cotton production.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided administratively into jamoats. They are as follows (and population).[4]

Jamoats of Ghafurov District
Jamoat Population
Utkansoy 7320
Yova 30826
Pakhtakor 9709
Haidar Usmonov 28348
Goziyon 13756
Unji 33039
Ismoil 19190
Isfisior 30600
Katagan 9217
Ovchi Kalacha 15922
Kistakuz 43346
Ghafurov (town) 18100


  1. ^ Republic of Tajikistan, map showing administrative division as of January 1, 2004, "Tojikkoinot" Cartographic Press, Dushanbe
  2. ^ Population of the Republic of Tajikistan as of 1 January 2014, p.19, State Committee of Statistics TajStat
  3. ^ Cotton in Tajikistan 2007-2007, State Committee of Statistics, Dushanbe, 2008 (Russian)
  4. ^ "List of Jamoats". UN Coordination, Tajikistan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2009.