Giro District

Giro
گیرو
District
Children of Giro District
Children of Giro District
Giro is located in Afghanistan
Giro
Giro
Location within Afghanistan[1]
Coordinates: 33°04′N 68°21′E / 33.06°N 68.35°E / 33.06; 68.35
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceGhazni Province
SeatPana
Population
 (2009)[2]
 • Total22,700

The Giro District[3] is located within southeastern Ghazni Province in Afghanistan, 50 km South East of Ghazni. The district is a wide plain with scattered low mountains. More than 40 000 residents are estimated, according to 2002 year's data. The district is within the heartland of the Tarakai tribe of Ghilji Pashtuns.[4] The district center is Pana.
As the other districts in this area, it is seriously affected by the continuing drought. Harvests have been decreasing in recent years, and agriculture is the primary source of income.
The roads are in bad condition. The health and education services need much improvement.[3]
On 5 September 2016, 80 Taliban militants were killed and 100 others injured after hundreds of fighters launched a coordinated offensive to capture the district. Five security personnel also had been killed and eight others injured during the operation.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan Election Data". National Democratic Institute. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b "District Profile" (PDF). UNHCR. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 October 2005. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  4. ^ Ghazni Province Tribal Map (Page 4). Naval Postgraduate School.

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