Maywand District

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Maiwand is located in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 31°44′22″N 65°08′24″E / 31.73944°N 65.14000°E / 31.73944; 65.14000
Country  Afghanistan
Province Kandahar Province
District Center Hutal
 • District Governor Salih Mohammad Noorzai[1]
Population (2006)
 • Total 51,900
Time zone UTC+4:30

Maiwand District[pronunciation?] is situated in the western part of the Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. It borders Helmand Province to the west, Ghorak District to the north, Khakrez District to the northeast, Zhari District to the east, and Panjwai District to the south. The population is 51,900 (2006). The district center is in Hutal,[1][2][3][4][5] located in the central part of the district. Highway 1 (Afghanistan) runs through the center of the district and connects two of the major cities in southern Afghanistan - Lashkar Gah and Kandahar.

Operation Enduring Freedom[edit]

One casualty was Paula Loyd, a member of a Human Terrain System team, who was doused with a flammable liquid and set afire on November 4, 2008, and later died at Brooke Army Medical Center on January 7, 2009.[6]

Battle of Maiwand[edit]

A depiction of Maiwand during the 1878 British operations there.

Maiwand district was the site of the Battle of Maiwand on 27 July 1880, during the Second Anglo-Afghan War. To this day a small fort remains from the British presence.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Stancati, Margherita. "Rare Afghan Haven at Risk as U.S. Departs". Wall Street Journal. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Linda (2013). One hundred victories special ops and the future of American warfare (First edition. ed.). New York: PublicAffairs. ISBN 9781610391504. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Shukla, Paraag. "Battlefield Update: Task Force Dreadnaught in Maiwand District, Kandahar" (PDF). Institute for the Study of War. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Simonsen, Richard. "PRT Assesses Progress in Maiwand District". RS News. NATO. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Stewart, Melissa. "Maiwand district officials capitalize on security, governance gains during "Maiwand Media Day"". DVIDSHub. DVIDS. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Paula Loyd Dies 2 Months After Afghan Attack", USAID Frontlines, March 18, 2009