Sayghan District

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Sayghan
سیغان
District
Sayghan is located in Afghanistan
Sayghan
Sayghan
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°11′00″N 67°42′29″E / 35.18333°N 67.70806°E / 35.18333; 67.70806
Country  Afghanistan
Province Bamyan
Area
 • Total 1,741 km2 (672 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 23,215
Time zone GMT+04:30 Kabul

Saighan District (also Sayghan District) is part of Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. As of 2003 it has a population of 23,215.[1] 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.[2] Hazaras make up 70% of the population, and Tajiks 27%.[3] 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.[4]

Economics[edit]

The Da Eman Coal Deposits are located in Sayghan District, but have yet (As of 2008) to be fully commercially exploited.[2][5]

The majority of economic activity is agriculture: farming in the valleys, mostly wheat, potatoes and barley; and stock raising mostly sheep, donkeys and goats.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bamyan PDP Provincial profile". National Area Based Development Program, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (2007), citing as a source: "CSO/UNFPA Socio Economic and Demographic Profile" (2003). Archived from the original on 2 December 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  2. ^ a b "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.
  3. ^ a b "UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region, District Profile Saighan District",[dead link] accessed 25 November 2008
  4. ^ "Sayghan District, Bamyan Province". iMMAP. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Da Eman of Sayghan valley Coal deposits" Ministry of Mines, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (26 August 2008)