Janikhel District, Paktia

Districts of Paktia Province

Janikhel (Pashto: جاني‌خېل ولسوالۍ, Persian: ولسوالی جانی‌خیل) is a district in Paktia Province, Afghanistan.[1] It is on the border with Khost Province, and is mostly inhabited by the Wazir and Mangal tribes of Pashtuns.

Demographics & population

Like in the rest of Afghanistan, no exact population numbers are available. The Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) along with UNHCR and Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Afghanistan estimated the population of the district to be around 40,340 (CSO 2004). According to the same sources, Pashtuns make up 100% of the total population.


  1. ^ "Afghanistan Administrative Divisions" Archived 2010-09-23 at the Wayback Machine map, March 2007, Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS)

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