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 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 Ragh 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.

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  • Map at the Afghanistan Information Management Services