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Darwaz-e Bala District

Darwazi Bala
(ولسوالی درواز بالا (نسی
Afghanistan Badakhshan Darwazi Bala district location.svg
ProvinceBadakhshan Province
 • TypeDistrict council
 • Estimate ([citation needed])11,000

Darwaz-e Bala, also known as Nusay,[1] is a district in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Darwaz District. It is home to approximately 11,000 residents.

This district borders the Shekay, Kuf Ab, and Maimay districts, along with districts in Darvoz, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, Tajikistan.

The district was historically part of the Darvaz principality, a semi-independent statelet ruled by a mir.[2]


  1. ^ "Settled Population of Badakhshan province by Civil Division, Urban, Rural and Sex-2012-13" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  2. ^ Seymour Becker. Russia’s Protectorates in Central Asia: Bukhara and Khiva, 1865-1924. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1968.

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