Muqur District, Ghazni

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Muqur
مقر
District
Muqur is located in Afghanistan
Muqur
Muqur
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 32°53′16″N 67°54′06″E / 32.887660°N 67.901573°E / 32.887660; 67.901573
Country  Afghanistan
Province Ghazni Province
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 70,900

Muqur (also spelt Moqur) is a district in the southwest of Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Its population, which is mostly Pashtun belonging to the Ali Khel tribe along with 1% Hazara and Tajik, was estimated at 70,900 in 2002, of whom 19,538 were children under 12.[1]

On 8 May 2016, a vehicular accident on a stretch of the Kabul-Kandahar Highway occurred in the district, killing 73. Two buses travelling from Kabul to Kandahar collided with a fuel tanker. The stretch of highway in this district is reportedly dangerous due to Taliban presence, and the vehicles were speeding to avoid ambush.[2]

Divisions[edit]

The district is divided in four main areas:[1]

  • Khoband – Pashtoon area
  • Khodzaie – Pashtoon area
  • Gadakhel - Pashtoon area
  • Manger Khel – Pashtoon, Hazara, Tajik and Hindus

Agriculture[edit]

Main crops include wheat, alfalfa, peas, beans and honey melons. Animal husbandry includes sheep, goats, domestic poultry and a limited number of donkeys and horses.[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "District Profile" (PDF). UNHCR. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fuel-tanker crash kills over 70 in Afghanistan's Ghazni". Al-Jazeera May 8 2016. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/afghanistan-road-crash-ghazni-160508115025713.html