Ghafurov district

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Ghafurov District or Nohiya-i Ghafurov (: Ноҳияи Ғафуров,ناحیۀ غفورف) is a district in the northern part of Sughd province, Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan , officially the Republic of Tajikistan , is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. Afghanistan borders it to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east....

. Its capital is Ghafurov
Ghafurov
Ghafurov is a town in Ghafurov district, Sughd Province, Tajikistan. It has a population of 15,700 , down from 18,900 in the 1989 census. The town was created in 1965, and until 1978 had the name Sovetabad...

, a town in the south of the district. Other major towns in the district are Taboshar (in the north), Chkalovsk
Chkalovsk
Chkalovsk may refer to:*Chkalovsk, Russia, a town in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia*Chkalovsk, Tajikistan*Kaliningrad Chkalovsk, a naval air base in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia...

 (in the south, between Ghafurov and the provincial capital Khujand
Khujand
Khujand , also transliterated as Khudzhand, , formerly Khodjend or Khodzhent until 1936 and Leninabad until 1991, is the second-largest city of Tajikistan. It is situated on the Syr Darya River at the mouth of the Fergana Valley...

), and Kayrakum (Qairoqqum), also in the south, which gave its name to the adjacent Kayrakum (Qairoqqum) Reservoir
Reservoir
A reservoir , artificial lake or dam is used to store water.Reservoirs may be created in river valleys by the construction of a dam or may be built by excavation in the ground or by conventional construction techniques such as brickwork or cast concrete.The term reservoir may also be used to...

.

The region has an area of 2,700 km² and a population of 293,800 (as of 2008), with 95% classified as rural. It produced 19,500 tons of raw cotton in 2007, accounting for 16% of total cotton production in Sughd province and nearly 5% of Tajikistan's cotton production.

Administrative divisions


The district is divided administratively into jamoats
Jamoats of Tajikistan
The Jamoats of Tajikistan refer to the third-level administrative divisions, similar to communes or municipalities, in the Central Asia country of Tajikistan...

. They are as follows (and population).
Jamoats of Ghafurov District
Jamoat Population
Utkansoy
Utkansoy
Utkansoy is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Ghafurov District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 7320.-References:...

 
7320
Yova
Yova
Yova is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Ghafurov District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 30,826.-References:...

 
30826
Pakhtakor
Pakhtakor, Sughd
Pakhtakor, Sughd is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Ghafurov District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 9,709.-References:...

 
9709
Haidar Usmonov
Haidar Usmonov
Haidar Usmonov is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Ghafurov District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 28,348.-References:...

 
28348
Goziyon
Goziyon
Goziyon is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Ghafurov District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 13,756.-References:...

 
13756
Unji  33039
Ismoil
Ismoil
Ismoil is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Ghafurov District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 19,190.-References:...

 
19190
Isfisior
Isfisior
Isfisior is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Ghafurov District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 30,600....

 
30600
Katagan
Katagan
Katagan is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Ghafurov District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 9,217.-References:...

 
9217
Ovchi Kalacha
Ovchi Kalacha
Ovchi Kalacha is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Ghafurov District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 15,922.-References:...

 
15922
Kistakuz
Kistakuz
Kistakuz is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Ghafurov District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 43,346.-References:...

 
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Ghafurov (town)
Ghafurov
Ghafurov is a town in Ghafurov district, Sughd Province, Tajikistan. It has a population of 15,700 , down from 18,900 in the 1989 census. The town was created in 1965, and until 1978 had the name Sovetabad...

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