Zurmat District

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Zurmat
زرمت
District
Occupation Flag of Taliban.svg Taliban
Population
 • Total 86,609

Coordinates: 33°33′N 68°25′E / 33.550°N 68.417°E / 33.550; 68.417

Districts of Paktia Province

Zurmat[pronunciation?] (Pashto: زرمت ولسوالۍ‎ / Persian: ولسوالی زرمت‎‎), also spelled as Zormat, is a district in Paktia Province, Afghanistan.[1] Zurmat is the home town of the Bangash Pashtun Tribe.

Demographics[edit]

The Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) along with UNHCR and Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Afghanistan estimated the population of the district to be around 1,200,000 (CSO 2004).[1] According to the same sources, Pashtuns make up 99% of the total population followed by 1% Tajiks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zurmat District Development Plan - MRRD Archived May 24, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.