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Shahrak District

Shahrak
شهرک
District
The Minaret of Jam seen from overhead
The Minaret of Jam seen from overhead
Shahrak is located in Afghanistan
Shahrak
Shahrak
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°06′00″N 64°16′00″E / 34.1000°N 64.2667°E / 34.1000; 64.2667
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceGhor Province
Area
 • Total4,350 km2 (1,680 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total58,200

Shahrak District is located in the central part of Ghor Province, Afghanistan. The population is 58,200.[1] The district center is Dahan-e Falezak (Shahrak).

Economy

The district suffers from a weak economy and severe poverty due to lack of road linkage between villages and district centre, low level of agriculture and livestock productions, inaccessibility to healthcare services and security problems.[2] In 2014, construction work of irrigation projects began in five villages of the district by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD).[3]

  • Main handicrafts: rug weaving.
  • Agricultural products: wheat, barley and potato.

Architecture

Near the village of Jam stands the Minaret of Jam, a historic building.

Minaret of Jam (close up)

References

  1. ^ a b "Settled Population of Ghor Province" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Summary of District Development Plan" (PDF). Shahrak District Development Assembly. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Construction work of five various projects starts in Ghor province". Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 24 November 2015.

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