Kushk District

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Kushk is located in Afghanistan
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°03′34″N 62°17′43″E / 35.0594°N 62.2953°E / 35.0594; 62.2953Coordinates: 35°03′34″N 62°17′43″E / 35.0594°N 62.2953°E / 35.0594; 62.2953
Country  Afghanistan
Province Herat Province
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 121,000

Kushk District is situated in the northern part of Herat Province, Afghanistan and may also may be referred to as Rubat-i-Sangin or Rabat-e-Sangi. It borders Turkmenistan to the north, Gulran District to the west, Zinda Jan District, Injil District and Karukh District to the south and Kushki Kuhna District to the east. The population is 121,000 (2012).[1]

The main road from Herat to Kushka in Turkmenistan passes through the district, along the Kushk River. Torghundi is the main border crossing town.


The following table demonstrates the total amount of irrigated and rain-fed lands in the district.[2]

Total (Jereb) Irrigated (Jereb) Rainfed (Jereb) Forest (Hectare)
458,207 66,753 391,454 93


  1. ^ a b "Settled Population of Herat Province" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Herat Provincial Profile" (PDF). Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 25 January 2016.

External links

  • Map of Settlements AIMS, August 2002

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