Kunar Province

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Kunar
کنر
Watapur District of Kunar Province in 2012
Watapur District of Kunar Province in 2012
Map of Afghanistan with Kunar highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Kunar highlighted
Coordinates: 35°00′N 71°12′E / 35.0°N 71.2°E / 35.0; 71.2Coordinates: 35°00′N 71°12′E / 35.0°N 71.2°E / 35.0; 71.2
Country Afghanistan
CapitalAsadabad
Government
 • GovernorMuhammad Qasim Khalid
 • Deputy GovernorAbdullah [1]
 • Police ChiefAbdul Haq Haqqani[1]
Area
 • Total4,339 km2 (1,675 sq mi)
 5556
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total508,224
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Time)
ISO 3166 codeAF-KNR
Main languagesDari

Kunar (Pashto: کونړ) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the northeastern part of the country. Its capital is Asadabad. About 413,008 people live in the province. Most of them are Pashtuns.

Districts[change | change source]

The districts in Kunar Province as of March 2004 are:[3]

Districts of Kunar
A bridge in Konar province.
Districts of Kunar Province
District Capital Pop.[4] Area[5] Notes
Asadabad 29,177 Is the Capital of Kunar Province, which includes Asadabad and adjacent towns, immediately surrounding the confluence of the Pech and Kunar Rivers
Bar Kunar 20,716
Chapa Dara 28,681
Dangam 15,509
Dara-I-Pech 44,958 Commonly known as the Pech District or Manogai District
Ghaziabad Ghaziabad 7,500 formerly northern Bar Kunar District
Khas Kunar 31,950
Marawara 17,316
Narang Aw Badil 27,937
Nari 32,510
Nurgal 25,047
Sawkai 28,905
Shaigal Aw Shiltal 33,781 formed from northeastern Dangam District
Sirkani 24,080
Wata Pur 28,778 formed from northwestern Asadabad District

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "د نږدې شلو ولایاتو لپاره نوي والیان او امنیې قوماندانان وټاکل شول". November 7, 2021.
  2. "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.
  3. "Afghanistan Administrative Divisions" Archived 2010-09-23 at the Wayback Machine map, March 2007, Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS)
  4. "Kunar Provincial profile" Afghanistan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), as of 7 October 2010
  5. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers