Qala e Naw District

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Qala-e-Naw

قلعه نو
Qala e Naw District location in Badghis Province
Qala e Naw District location in Badghis Province
Qala-e-Naw is located in Afghanistan
Qala-e-Naw
Qala-e-Naw
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°59.2′N 63°7.1′E / 34.9867°N 63.1183°E / 34.9867; 63.1183Coordinates: 34°59.2′N 63°7.1′E / 34.9867°N 63.1183°E / 34.9867; 63.1183
CountryAfghanistan
ProvinceBadghis
CapitalQala e Naw
Time zoneUTC+4:30

Qala-e-Naw, also Qalay-e-Naw or Qalanou (Dari: قلعه نو‎), is a district in the west of Badghis Province, Afghanistan. Its population was estimated at 82,525 in 1990; the ethnic makeup is approximately 80% Tajik, Hazara and Aimaq Hazara, with small numbers of Pashtun, Baloch, Uzbek and Turkmen.[citation needed]

The district capital is Qala e Naw city, which is also the provincial capital. The district is known for its pistachio forests.

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  • Qalay-e-Naw (PDF), UNHCR District Profiles, Afghanistan Information Management Services, 26 August 2002, retrieved 27 June 2009[permanent dead link]

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