Gulistan District

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Gulistan

گلستان
District
Gulistan is located in Afghanistan
Gulistan
Gulistan
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 32°30′24″N 63°46′09″E / 32.50667°N 63.76917°E / 32.50667; 63.76917
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceFarah Province
OccupationFlag of Taliban.svg Taliban
Area
 • Total7,102 km2 (2,742 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • 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 80% Pashtun with a Tajik minority, 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.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNHCR District Profile" (PDF). Afghanistan Information Management Service. October 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-10-27. Retrieved 2006-06-06.
  2. ^ "Summary of the District Development Plan" (PDF). Gulistan District Development Assembly. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Taleban 'seize Afghan district'". BBC News. 2006-09-15. Retrieved 2006-09-15.

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