Raghistan District

Coordinates: 37°39′54″N 70°39′28″E / 37.66500°N 70.65778°E / 37.66500; 70.65778
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Coordinates: 37°39′54″N 70°39′28″E / 37.66500°N 70.65778°E / 37.66500; 70.65778
Country Afghanistan
 • Total37,800
Time zone+4,30

Raghistan (Persian: راغستان) is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. Located in the northwestern portion of the province, Ragh is home to approximately 44,004 residents.[1] The capital city is Ziraki.

One of the special characteristics of Raghistan is that all its residents are pure PersianDari speakers. Raghistan borders on Tajikistan and on the Yaftal Bala, Yaftali Sufla, Khwahan, Kuf Ab, Maimay, Shighnan, Arghanj Khwa, and Shahri Buzurg districts of Badakhshan.

Prominent rivers of Raghistan are the Yawan, Rawinj, Siab Dasht, Du Dara, and Rahe Dara rivers. There are only a few schools in Ragh; most of the people are busy in agriculture and animal husbandry activities.


  1. ^ "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2019-20" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. 18 November 2019. p. 27. Retrieved 12 April 2020.

External links[edit]

  • Map at the Afghanistan Information Management Services