Jaghatu District (Wardak)

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Jaghatu

جغتو
Jaghatu is located in Afghanistan
Jaghatu
Jaghatu
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 33°51′19″N 68°23′42″E / 33.8554°N 68.3951°E / 33.8554; 68.3951Coordinates: 33°51′19″N 68°23′42″E / 33.8554°N 68.3951°E / 33.8554; 68.3951
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceWardak Province
Time zone+ 4.30

Jaghatu is a district in Wardak province, Afghanistan, 20km northwest of Ghazni. According to 2005 data, the population is more than 90,000; the district center is Ghazi Muhammad Jan Khan Bazaar which was created during the Taliban regime.

Agriculture is the main source of income; the popular apples in Afghanistan is from this district. In the whole province, drought is becoming the most serious problem. Health and education services are lacking although most of the people in this area have attempted to create schools and for students to attend with their own efforts.

Jaghatu district has some historical places such as Barghalee, which was the capital of the Haptaly empire before Islam. Sultan Dam is located in Jaghatu district although only two villages in the district benefit from the water, the rest of the water goes towards the Khaja Omary district and Ghazni province.

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