Wurduj District

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Wurduj
Wurduj District was formed within Baharak District in 2005
Wurduj District was formed within Baharak District in 2005
DistrictBadakhshan
Government
 • TypeDistrict council
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019[1])
24,285

Wurduj District is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Baharak District and is home to approximately 24,285 residents. Total area of the district is 929 square kilometers. 45 villages are located within its borders. Ethnic composition: 90% Tajik and 10% Uzbek.

As of January 2018 the district is almost entirely under the control of the Taliban. Training camps of the Turkistan Islamic Party are also based here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2019-20" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. 18 November 2019. p. 27. Retrieved 6 April 2020.

External links[edit]

  • Map at the Afghanistan Information Management Services

Coordinates: 36°45′40.6″N 71°11′7.2″E / 36.761278°N 71.185333°E / 36.761278; 71.185333