Khost Province

province in southeast Afghanistan

Khost (Pashto: خوست) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the east of the country. Khost province used to be part of Paktia Province in the past. Its capital is Khost.

Khost
The Khost Mosque in Khost, the capital of Khost Province.
The Khost Mosque in Khost, the capital of Khost Province.
Map of Afghanistan with Khost highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Khost highlighted
Coordinates (Capital): 33°24′N 69°54′E / 33.4°N 69.9°E / 33.4; 69.9Coordinates: 33°24′N 69°54′E / 33.4°N 69.9°E / 33.4; 69.9
Country Afghanistan
Established1986[1] (de facto)
CapitalKhost
Districts13
Government
 • GovernorMohammad Nabi Omari[2]
 • Deputy GovernorMohammad Din Shah Mohabat[3]
 • Police ChiefMaulvi Mehboob Shah Qanat[4]
Area
 • Total4,151.5 km2 (1,602.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[5]
 • Total647,730
 • Rank16th
 • Density160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Time)
Area code(s)AF-KHO
Main languagesPashto
HDI (2019)0.506[6]
low · 3rd

The current Governor of the Province is Abdul Jabbar Naeemi.[7]

There are 638,849 living in the Province. They are mostly Pashtun.

DistrictsEdit

 
Districts of Khost (not showing the Shamal District).
Districts of Khost Province
District Capital Population[8] Area[9] Notes
Bak 27,675
Gurbuz 30,751
Zazi Maidan 23,197
Khost Matun 160,214
Mandozayi 61,682
Musakhel 41,998
Nadir Shah Kot 37,193
Qalandar 11,406
Sabari 89,779
Shamal 13,523 Shifted from Paktia Province in 2005
Spera 26,685
Tani 67,096
Tirazayi

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Ghost of Khost: What History Might Tell Us about the Future of Afghanistan > Air University (AU) > Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs Article Display". www.airuniversity.af.edu. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  2. "Taliban appoints former Guantanamo Bay detainee released under Obama to leadership post in Afghanistan". news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  3. "له پاکستانه د خوراکي توکو او درملو مرسته خوست ته ورسېده". مشال راډيو.
  4. "خوست کې د بېلابېلو جرمونو په تور ۲۴ کسان نيول شوي". December 6, 2021. Archived from the original on December 13, 2021. Retrieved October 29, 2022.
  5. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2021-22" (PDF). nsia.gov.af. National Statistic and Information Authority (NSIA). April 2021. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  6. "Sub-national HDI - Subnational HDI - Global Data Lab". globaldatalab.org.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. Naval Postgraduate school Khost Province Executive summary
  8. http://www.mrrd.gov.af/nabdp/Provincial%20Profiles/Khost%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf Archived 2010-01-06 at the Wayback Machine Khost Provincial Profile
  9. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers