Gurziwan District

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Gurziwan is located in Afghanistan
Location within Afghanistan[1]
Coordinates: 35°38′N 65°17′E / 35.63°N 65.28°E / 35.63; 65.28Coordinates: 35°38′N 65°17′E / 35.63°N 65.28°E / 35.63; 65.28
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceFaryab Province
 • Total1,875 km2 (724 sq mi)
 • Total54,600

Gurziwan is a district in Faryab Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Bilchiragh District.

From 24 April and 7 May 2014, flash flooding from heavy rainfall resulted in the destruction of public facilities, roads, and agricultural land. Within the villages of Jar Qala, Gawaki, Dehmiran, Pakhalsoz, Chaghatak, Dongqala, Darezang, Sar chakan, and Qale khoja, 54 families were affected, 1 person died, 289 livestock were killed, 2,000 gardens were damaged, and 1,000 Jeribs of agricultural land was damaged/destroyed.[3]

War in Afghanistan[edit]

In 2019, Afghan Special Operations forces carried out a joint attack with the Air Force against the Taliban, killing 15 militants and injuring 8 others.[4]


  1. ^ "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan Election Data". National Democratic Institute. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Afghanistan Flash Flood Situation Report" (PDF). International Organization for Migration. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
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