Nahrin District

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Nahrin is located in Afghanistan
Location within Afghanistan[1]
Coordinates: 36°00′00″N 69°01′48″E / 36.00000°N 69.03000°E / 36.00000; 69.03000
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceBaghlan Province
 • Total107,509

Nahrin District is a district in the central part of Baghlan Province in Afghanistan. To the west lie the major towns of Baghlan and Puli Khumri; the district centre is Nahrin. The population of the district was estimated to be around 57,509 in 2004, of which 60% are Tajiks, 35% Pashtun and 5% Uzbeks.[2]

2002 earthquakes[edit]

On 25 March 2002, a major earthquake shook Nahrin District, causing significant loss of life and enormous damage to infrastructure and water resources; the earthquake measured 5.9 on the Richter scale with the epicentre almost directly on Nahrin City, at the relatively shallow depth of 33 km. A second earthquake hit Nahrin on 12 April 2002.[3] More damage was brought to an already devastated area of Nahrin City, while at the same time heavily damaging several additional villages; the region also experienced three years of ruinous drought.[4]


  1. ^ "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  2. ^ Nahrin District profile - Aims
  3. ^ "Nahrin Earthquake, 2002". International Recovery Platform. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Fresh Aftershocks Kill More In Afghan Quake Zone Fresh Aftershocks Kill More In Afghan Quake Zone". Retrieved 5 December 2016.

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