Nosiri Khusrav District
Nosiri Khusrav District, sometimes Nosiri Khisrav District (Tajik: ноҳияи Носири Хусрав, Nohiya-i Nosiri Khusrav, Persian: ناحیهٔ ناصرخسرو), is located in the south-western corner of Khatlon province of Tajikistan on the Amu Darya, an enclave within the Shahrtuz district. Population 27,400 (2008 est.). Until 2004 called Beshkent District (Tajik: ноҳияи Бешкент); then renamed in honor of the 11th century Persian-Tajik poet Nosiri Khusrav (sometimes also Khisrav). The district capital is Bakhori, a village at the northernmost tip of the district.
Beshkent is a lowland 70 kilometers in length and 5 kilometers in width—dry without any reliable source of water. beshkent is the warmest valley in Tajikistan, with average temperatures in January and July of 3 °C and 31 °C respectively. The annual average precipitation is 140 millimeters.
- Republic of Tajikistan, map showing administrative division as of January 1, 2007, "Map Factory" Cartographic Press, Dushanbe, 2007
- Population of the Republic of Tajikistan, State Statistical Committee, Dushanbe, 2008
- Beshkent district renamed Nosiri Khusrav district, 2004 (Russian)
- Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan, Kamoludin Abdullaev and Shahram Akbarzadeh. The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Lanham, Maryland, and London. 2002, p. 29