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Khost is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan
Provinces of Afghanistan
The provinces of Afghanistan are the primary administrative divisions of Afghanistan. As of 2004, there are thirty-four provinces in the country. Each province is further divided into smaller districts....

. It is in the east of the country. Khost province used to be part of Paktia province
Paktia Province
Paktia , is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, in the east of the country. Its capital is Gardez. The population is predominantly Pashtun.- History:...

 in the past. Its capital is Khost City, which was the first Afghan city to be liberated from communist rule following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Security


On 20 November 2009 a bomb killed 3 civilians and wounded 3 others as a car hit a roadside bomb in Khost City. According to the chief of criminal investigation the act was perpetrated by the Taliban.

On 24 November 2009, according to the Afghan Ministry of Interior, 6 people, including 5 children were killed when a remote control bomb attacked a water station in Khost which had been built by the Rural Rehabilitation Ministry to distribute water to the locals.

Development


On September 2011 work on construction of an Airport in khost province began, costing $2.5 million, the funds for the project is being provided by the US and Afghan government. The airport will be located in a desert between Ismailkhel and Tanai district.

Governors



The current Governor of the Province is Abdul Jabbar Naeemi
Abdul Jabbar Naeemi
Abdul Jabbar Naeemi is an Afghan diplomat and politician. He is the current Governor of Khost Province in Afghanistan. At one time he served as a representative from Kandahar Province to the Loya Jirga...

.

Demographics



The population of 638,849 is primarily Pashtun
Pashtun people
Pashtuns or Pathans , also known as ethnic Afghans , are an Eastern Iranic ethnic group with populations primarily between the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan and the Indus River in Pakistan...

, and the main tribes are:
  • Khostwal (clans: Lakkan, Tawizai, Sabari, Shamil, Matun, ali Khostwal|MaliMandozai, Khostwal and Ismail Khel
    Ismail Khel
    Ismail Khel also rendered as Ismael Khel, Ismaeel Khel and Ishmael Khel is a Pakhtun tribe in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ismail Khel is settled and resides in area such Behboodi; a village in the North West of Pakistan; Province Punjab; District Attock; area Chhachh, and Khost Province of...

    )
  • Tani
    Tani
    Tani may refer to:*Abotani a tribal group in Arunachal Pradesh, India*The Tani languages*Tani is a district in Khost Province, Afghanistan...

  • Zadran
  • Dzadzi
  • Wazir
    Wazir (tribe)
    Wazirs or Waziris are a Pashtun tribe settled in the North Waziristan and South Waziristan agencies of Pakistan as well in the urban cities of Tank, F.R Bannu,i.e Domel and adjacent villages, Karachi and Lahore. Across the border, they can also be found in Paktia, Khost and Paktika provinces of...

    • Gurboz
  • Kharsin (Mazdak)


There are Ghilzai
Ghilzai
Ghilzai are the largest Pashtun tribal confederacy found in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They are also known historically as Ghilji, Khilji, Ghalji, Ghilzye, and possibly Gharzai...

 Pashtuns in smaller number as well.

Districts


align=center style="background:#BFD7FF"| Districts of Khost Province
District Capital Population Area Notes
Bak
Bak District
Bäk District is situated in the northern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Sabari District to the west, Paktia Province and Jaji Maydan District to the north, Pakistan to the east and Tere Zayi District to the south. The population is 19,600 . The district center is the village of...

 
27,675
Gurbuz
Gurbuz District
Gurbuz District is situated in the southern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Tani District to the west, Mando Zayi and Khost districts to the north and Pakistan to the east and south. The population is 23,200 . The district center is the village of Sekhamir Kalay situated in the...

 
30,751
Jaji Maidan  23,197
Khost (Matun)
Khost (Matun) District
Khost District is situated in the central and eastern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. The district center is the town of Khost. Khost Airfield is situated 2 miles southeast of the town of Khost.-Water:...

 
160,214
Mandoazi  61,682
Musa Khel
Musa Khel District
Musa Khel District is situated in the northern part of the Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders with Paktia Province to the north, Sabari District to the east, Khost District to the south, Nadir Shah Kot District to the southwest and Qalandar District to the west. The population is 36,300...

 
41,998
Nadir Shah Kot
Nadir Shah Kot District
Nadir Shah Kot District is situated in the western part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Paktia Province and Shamal District to the west, Qalandar District to the north, Musa Khel District to the northeast, Khost District to the east, Mando Zayi District to the southeast and Tani and...

 
37,193
Qalandar
Qalandar District
Qalandar District is situated in the western part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Paktia Province to the west, Musa Khel District to the north and east and Nadir Shah Kot District to the south. The population is 9,100 . The district center is the village of Khost Mela .*...

 
11,406
Sabari
Sabari District
Sabari District is situated in the northern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Musa Khel District to the west, Paktia Province to the north, Bak District to the east and Tere Zayi and Khost districts to the south.The population is 62,800...

 
89,779
Shamal
Shamal District
Shamal District is situated in the western part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Paktia Province to the west, Nadir Shah Kot District to the east and Spera District to the south. The population is 12,200 . The district center is the village of Shamal, situated in the eastern part of the...

 
13,523 Shifted from Paktia Province
Paktia Province
Paktia , is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, in the east of the country. Its capital is Gardez. The population is predominantly Pashtun.- History:...

 in 2005
Spera
Spera District
Spera District is situated in the most southwestern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders with Paktia Province to the south and west, Shamal District to the north. To the east it borders Nadir Shah Kot and Tani districts and Pakistan. The population is 21,500 people. The district center...

 
26,685
Tani
Tani District
Tani District is situated in the southern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Spera District to the west, Nadir Shah Kot and Mando Zayi to the north, Gurbuz District to the east and Pakistan to the south. The population is 52,800 people. The district center is the village of Tani,...

 
67,096
Tere Zayi
Tere Zayi District
Tere Zayi is one of the districts of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is situated in the northeast of the province. It borders with Khost and Sabari districts to the west, Bak District to the north and Pakistan to the east. The population is 39,600. The district center is Aliser, located in the...

 

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