Raghistan District

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Raghistan District شهرستان راغستان
Afghanistan Badakhshan Ragh district location.PNG
Coordinates: 37°39′54″N 70°39′28″E / 37.66500°N 70.65778°E / 37.66500; 70.65778Coordinates: 37°39′54″N 70°39′28″E / 37.66500°N 70.65778°E / 37.66500; 70.65778
Country  Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan
Region Ragh
Capital Ziraki
Population (2012)
 • Total 37,800
Time zone +4,30

Ragh District (Persian: شهرستان 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 37,300 residents. The capital city is Yawan.

Ragh is divided into three different districts since 2005: Raghistan, Yawan, and Kohistan.

One of the special characteristics of Ragh is that all its residents are pure PersianDari speakers. Ragh has a joint border with TajikistanYand the aftal Bala, Yaftale Sufla, Khwahan, Kuf Ab, Maimay, Shighnan, Arghanj Khwa, Shand ahri Buzurg, dtricts of Badahskhan.

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

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