Rashidan District

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Rashidan
رشیدان
District
Rashidan is located in Afghanistan
Rashidan
Rashidan
Location within Afghanistan[1]
Coordinates: 33°42′N 68°09′E / 33.70°N 68.15°E / 33.70; 68.15
Country  Afghanistan
Province Ghazni Province
Area
 • Total 394 km2 (152 sq mi)
Population (2003)[2]
 • Total 12,279
Polish forces in Rashidan district during "Operation Passage", 2009

Rashidan District is a new district in Afghanistan; it was created from the larger Jaghatu district.

Administration[edit]

The capital appears to be Rashidan, a new township near Hussain Khel and Qulgina.

Demographics[edit]

12,279 people are living in the villages of the district,[2] with 96% of them Pashtun and 4% Hazara.[3]

Water Shortage[edit]

The continuing drought is the main problem of the district. In 2002, only 6% of arable land was farmed.[3] The lack of water make people leave their villages and go to other districts or abroad.

Trade and Commerce[edit]

Many are actively employed in the lucrative trade and commerce of goods across the border in neighboring Pakistan.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Summary of District Development Plan" (PDF). Rashidan District Development Assembly. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "District Profile" (PDF). UNHCR. Retrieved 6 November 2015.