Wakhan District is one of the 28
A district is a type of administrative division
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Badakhshan Province ( fa, بدخشان ولایت, ''Badaxšān wilāyat'') is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the farthest northeastern part of the country between Tajikistan and Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region. It shares ...
Afghanistan (; Pashto
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. The total population for the district is about 13,000 residents. The district has three
Borders are geographic
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to the north,
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to the south (specifically
Gilgit-Baltistan (; , Balti language, Balti: རྒྱལ་སྐྱིད་ སྦལྟི་ཡུལ།), formerly known as the Northern Areas, is a region administered by Pakistan as an administrative territory, and constitutes the no ...
Chitral District ( ur, ) was the largest district in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, covering an area of 14,850 km², before splitting into Upper Chitral District and Lower Chitral District in 2018. Part of the Malakand Divis ...
), and with the
Chinese can refer to:
* Something related to China
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autonomous region of
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to the east. The capital of the district is the village of Khandud
, which has a population of 1,244. The district is almost entirely populated by
The Pamiris ( fa, پامیری; tg, помирӣ; russian: Пами́рцы; zh, c=帕米尔人, p=Pàmǐ'ěrrén) are an Eastern
Eastern may refer to:
*China Eastern Airlines, a current Chinese airline based in Shanghai
and, to a lesser extent, Kyrghyz
* Afghanistan–China border
* Wakhan Corridor
at the Afghanistan Information Management Services
Districts of Badakhshan Province