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Encyclopedia > Wardak province
Wardak
وردک
Map of Afghanistan with Wardak وردک highlighted.
Capital
 • Coordinates
Meydan Shahr
 • ~° N ~° E
Population (~)
 • Density
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 • /km²
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Time zone UTC+4:30
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Wardak (Persian: وردک, also spelt Vardak) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the centre of the country. Its capital is Meydan Shahr. Image File history File links Afghanistan-Vardak. ... Subnational entity is a generic term for an administrative region within a country — on an arbitrary level below that of the sovereign state — typically with a local government encompassing multiple municipalities, counties, or provinces with a certain degree of autonomy in a varying number of matters. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Maidan, also Maydan / Meydan / Meydan Shahr (Persian: میدان شهر), is the capital of Vardak Province, Afghanistan. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Persian, (local name: FārsÄ« or PārsÄ«), is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... Afghanistan consists of 34 provinces, or velayat: Badakhshan Badghis Baghlan Balkh Bamiyan Daikondi - established March 28, 2004 Farah Faryab Ghazni Ghowr Helmand Herat Jowzjan Kabul Kandahar Kapisa Khost Konar Kondoz Laghman Lowgar Nangarhar Nimruz Nurestan Oruzgan Paktia Paktika Panjshir - established April 13, 2004 Parvan Samangan Sar-e Pol Takhar Vardak... Maidan, also Maydan / Meydan / Meydan Shahr (Persian: میدان شهر), is the capital of Vardak Province, Afghanistan. ...


The population, about 70,000, is a mixture of 70% Pashtuns, 20% Hazaras and 10% others. Most Wardak residents are Pashto speakers. Pashto (پښتو; also known as Afghan, Pushto, Pashto, Pashtoe, Pashtu, and Pukhto) is the language spoken by the ethnic Afghan otherwise known as the Pashtun people who inhabit Afghanistan and the Western provinces of Pakistan. ...


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Afghanistan's Chance to Heal (1376 words)
Wardak, a serious woman of 49 with a sturdy build and dark green eyes, operates a rudimentary clinic -- a couple of beds, an IV drip and basic medical supplies -- out of her rural home.
She was trained as a gynecologist, but in a province with so few doctors, she ends up handling any medical case that comes her way, day or night.
Wardak conceded that her decision to enter politics was a gamble: Can she do more for the people of her destitute province in the parliament than in her clinic?
3rd Battalion in action - Roanoke.com (559 words)
WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan – As the sun peeked over the mountains early on the morning of April 15, three CH-47 Chinook helicopters packed with U.S. and Afghan soldiers sped toward their target.
Wardak Province is southwest of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
Ortner said a coalition presence in the province is important because of its proximity to the capital and the Ring Road, Afghanistan’s lone major highway that connects several of its biggest cities.
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