Shighnan District

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Shighnan District

شهرستان شغنان • Ноҳияи Шиғнони
Afghanistan Badakhshan Shighnan district location.PNG
Shighnan District is located in Afghanistan
Shighnan District
Shighnan District
Coordinates: 37°37′0″N 71°27′0″E / 37.61667°N 71.45000°E / 37.61667; 71.45000Coordinates: 37°37′0″N 71°27′0″E / 37.61667°N 71.45000°E / 37.61667; 71.45000
Country  Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan Province
Capital Shughnan
Area
 • Land 1,362 sq mi (3,528 km2)
Population
 • Total 27,750
Time zone UTC+4:30

Shighnan District (Persian: شهرستان سغنان‎ -Tajik: Ноҳияи Шиғнони) is one of the 28 districts of the Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. It's part of the history region of Shighnan that is today divided between Afghanistan and Tajikistan.The district borders the Panj River and  Tajikistan in the northeast, the Maimay district to the west, the Raghistan district in the southwest, the Kohistan, Arghanj Khwa, and Shuhada districts in the south, and the Ishkashim district in the southeast.

Friendship bridge between Tajikistan, and Afghanistan Across the Panj river in Region Shughnon-Shughnan!
Beautiful view of the Panj river, the border between Tajikistan, and Afghanistan in the region of Shighnan.

Geography

History

Demography

The Khowar, Tajiks, Khoshey, and Pamiris are the major ethnic groups. Pashto and Persian are also spoken.

Economy

Villages and places it

This District has a population of 27,750[1]

References

  1. ^ http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/attachments/article/144/Badakhshan_Sheghnan%20_Summary_Finalized.pdf

External links

  • >Shighnan District


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