|• Total||1,741 km2 (672 sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT+04:30 Kabul|
Saighan District (also Sayghan District) is part of Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. As of 2003[update] it has a population of 23,215. It was created in 2005 from part of Kahmard District, and until 2004 was part of Baghlan Province. Saighan town is the largest town and the administrative center. The district has an area of 1,741 km2 and contains sixty-two villages. Hazaras make up 70% of the population, and Tajiks 27%. The remaining 3% include Pashtuns. Neighboring districts are Bamyan District to the south, Yakawlang District to the west, Kahmard District to the north, and Shibar District to the east.
The majority of economic activity is agriculture: farming in the valleys, mostly wheat, potatoes and barley; and stock raising mostly sheep, donkeys and goats.
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- "Summary of District Development Plan, Saighan District, Bamyan Province". National Area Based Development Program, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. September 2007. p. 3. Archived from the original on 2 December 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
- "UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region, District Profile Saighan District",[dead link] accessed 25 November 2008
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- "Da Eman of Sayghan valley Coal deposits" Ministry of Mines, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (26 August 2008)
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