Nuristan Province

province of Afghanistan

Nuristān (Persian: نورستان), also spelled Nurestān or Nooristan, is a region in Afghanistan. It is in the south of the Hindu Kush valleys. The capital is Parun. The ethnic composition is 96% Nuristanis, 2% Pashtuns and 2% Gujars.

Nuristan
نورستان
A river in Nuristan Province
A river in Nuristan Province
Map of Afghanistan with Nuristan highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Nuristan highlighted
Coordinates: 35°15′N 70°45′E / 35.25°N 70.75°E / 35.25; 70.75
Country Afghanistan
Provincial centerParun
Government
 • GovernorHafiz Muhammad Aagha
 • Deputy GovernorSheikh Ismatullah[1]
Area
 • Total9,225.0 km2 (3,561.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total166,676
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Time)
ISO 3166 codeAF-NUR
Main languagesNuristani languages
Dari

Districts

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Districts of Nuristan.
Districts of Nuristan Province
District Center Population [3] Area[4] Notes
Bargi Matal
Du Ab Est. 2004 formerly part of Nuristan District and Mangol District
Kamdesh Kamdish
Mandol Lost territory to Du Ab District in 2004
Nurgram Est. 2004 formerly part of Nuristan District and Wama District
Parun Est. 2004 formerly part of Wama District
Wama Lost territory to Parun District and Nurgram District in 2004
Waygal

References

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  1. "د نورستان مرستیال والي وانټ وایګل ته سفر وکړ" [Vice-Governor of Nuristan visited Vant Weigel]. bakhtarnews.af.
  2. "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2021–22" (PDF). National Statistic and Information Authority (NSIA). April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 29, 2021. Retrieved June 21, 2021. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; June 24, 2021 suggested (help)
  3. Nuristan provincial profile profile compiled by the National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD)
  4. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers