Gulistan District

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Gulistan is located in Afghanistan
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 32°30′24″N 63°46′09″E / 32.50667°N 63.76917°E / 32.50667; 63.76917Coordinates: 32°30′24″N 63°46′09″E / 32.50667°N 63.76917°E / 32.50667; 63.76917
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceFarah Province
 • Total7,102 km2 (2,742 sq mi)
 • Total53,780
US 3rd Special Forces Group patrol a field in the Gulistan district

Gulistan, also transliterated as Golestan (Pashto/Persian: گلستان), is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Its population, which is approximately 55% Pashtun and 45% Tajik, was estimated at 53,780 in October 2004.[1] The district has a total of 109 villages.[2] The main village, also called Gulistan, is situated at 1434 m altitude in the mountainous part of the district. The main road through the district is Route 522.

War in Afghanistan[edit]

In September 2005, Taliban fighters briefly gained control of the district from Afghan security forces after heavy fighting.[3]

In May 2019, Taliban forces attacked a checkpoint in the district, killing 20 Afghan fighters and abducting 2.[4]


  1. ^ "UNHCR District Profile" (PDF). Afghanistan Information Management Service. October 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 October 2005. Retrieved 6 June 2006.
  2. ^ "Summary of the District Development Plan" (PDF). Gulistan District Development Assembly. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Taleban 'seize Afghan district'". BBC News. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2006.
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