Gardez District

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Districts of Paktia Province

Gardez (Pashto: ګردېز ولسوالۍ‎) is a district in Paktia Province, Afghanistan.[1] The center of the district which is also the capital of Paktia Province is Gardēz.

Demographics & population[edit]

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 86,609 (CSO 2004).[1] According to the same sources, Pashtuns make up 70% of the total population followed by 30% Tajiks.