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Raghistan District

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Raghistan District

Raghistan District شهرستان راغستان
Country  Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan
Region Ragh
Capital Ziraki
Population (2012)
 • Total 37,800
Time zone +4,30

Ragh District Persian: شهرستان راغستان‎‎ is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. Located in the northwestern portion of the province, Ragh is home to approximately 37,300 residents. The capital city is Yawan.

Ragh is divided in to three different districts since 2005: Raghistan, Yawan, and Kohistan.

One of the special charactrestic of Ragh is that all its residents are pure PersianDari speakers. Ragh has a joint border with Tajikistan, Yaftal Bala, Yaftale Sufla, Khwahan, Kuf Ab, Maimay, Shighnan, Arghanj Khwa, Shahri Buzurg, Districts of Badahshan.

Famous rivers of Ragh are Yawan River, Rawinj River, Siab Dasht River, Du Dara River and Rahe Dara rivers. There are only a few schools in Ragh; most of the people are busy in agriculture and animal husbandry activities.


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