Shahrak District

Shahrak
شهرک
District
The Minaret of Jam seen from overhead
The Minaret of Jam seen from overhead
Shahrak is located in Afghanistan
Shahrak
Shahrak
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°06′00″N 64°16′00″E / 34.1000°N 64.2667°E / 34.1000; 64.2667Coordinates: 34°06′00″N 64°16′00″E / 34.1000°N 64.2667°E / 34.1000; 64.2667
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceGhor
Area
 • Total4,350 km2 (1,680 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total58,200

Shahrak District is located in the western part of Ghor Province, Afghanistan. The population is 58,200.[1] The district center is Dahan-e Falezak (Shahrak).

Economy

The district suffers from a weak economy and severe poverty due to lack of road linkage between villages and district centre, low level of agriculture and livestock productions, inaccessibility to healthcare services and security problems.[2] In 2014, construction work of irrigation projects began in five villages of the district by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD).[3]

  • Main handicrafts: rug weaving.
  • Agricultural products: wheat, barley and potato.

Architecture

Near the village of Jam stands the Minaret of Jam, a historic building.

Minaret of Jam (close up)

Climate

Shahrak features a mediterranean-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen: Dsb) with warm summers and cold, snowy winters.

Afghanistan’s lowest recorded temperature of −52.2 °C (−62.0 °F) was observed at Shahrak.[4]

Climate data for Shahrak, elevation: 2,325 metres (7,628.0 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.8
(49.6)
16.3
(61.3)
24.1
(75.4)
24.7
(76.5)
31.0
(87.8)
34.6
(94.3)
36.2
(97.2)
34.4
(93.9)
29.9
(85.8)
26.2
(79.2)
19.1
(66.4)
15.2
(59.4)
36.2
(97.2)
Average high °C (°F) −1.5
(29.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
8.7
(47.7)
16.8
(62.2)
18.6
(65.5)
26.6
(79.9)
28.5
(83.3)
26.5
(79.7)
23.0
(73.4)
17.2
(63.0)
9.7
(49.5)
3.9
(39.0)
14.8
(58.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.0
(17.6)
−8.5
(16.7)
2.2
(36.0)
9.4
(48.9)
10.5
(50.9)
16.8
(62.2)
18.4
(65.1)
16.1
(61.0)
12.0
(53.6)
7.8
(46.0)
1.6
(34.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
6.3
(43.3)
Average low °C (°F) −14.5
(5.9)
−16.0
(3.2)
−4.3
(24.3)
1.9
(35.4)
2.3
(36.1)
7.0
(44.6)
8.2
(46.8)
5.6
(42.1)
0.9
(33.6)
−1.6
(29.1)
−6.6
(20.1)
−10.5
(13.1)
−2.3
(27.9)
Record low °C (°F) −52.2
(−62.0)
−46.1
(−51.0)
−22.0
(−7.6)
−6.0
(21.2)
−5.0
(23.0)
2.0
(35.6)
3.0
(37.4)
0.0
(32.0)
−3.0
(26.6)
−8.0
(17.6)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−52.2
(−62.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 53.6
(2.11)
68.2
(2.69)
83.0
(3.27)
59.3
(2.33)
35.7
(1.41)
10.4
(0.41)
3.7
(0.15)
5.6
(0.22)
0.3
(0.01)
6.8
(0.27)
20.4
(0.80)
42.8
(1.69)
389.8
(15.36)
Average relative humidity (%) 61.4 62.2 59.7 55.0 45.7 34.0 31.4 31.2 32.6 39.6 46.4 57.6 46.4
Source 1: Meteo-Climat[5]
Source 2: Weatherbase (Precipitation & Humidity),[6] The Prediction Of Worldwide Energy Resources (Record High (1990-2021))[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Settled Population of Ghor Province" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Summary of District Development Plan" (PDF). Shahrak District Development Assembly. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Construction work of five various projects starts in Ghor province". Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Afghanistan Constitution and Citizenship Law Handboook - Strategic Information and Basic Laws". Retrieved 13 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Shahrak. meteo-climat.org". Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Shahrak. Weatherbase.com". Retrieved 13 September 2022.
  7. ^ "Native Resolution Climatologiy Climatologies 32-year Meteorological and Solar Monthly & Annual Climatologies". Retrieved 24 September 2022.

External links

  • Map of Settlements IMMAP, August 2011


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