Map - Chakhansur District (Chakhansur)

World >  Asia >  Afghanistan >  Nimruz Province >  Chakhansur District

Chakhansur District (Chakhansur)

Chakhansur is a district in the Nimruz Province of Afghanistan. It has a population of about 11,165 as of 2004, which includes Pashtun, Tajik, Baloch and Hazara ethnic groups.

The economy is primarily based on agriculture, and the necessary water for irrigation is dependent on the status of the Sistan Basin, an endorheic basin which periodically becomes dry.

This area of Afghanistan was a major medieval cultural hub on the Silk Road but most ancient structures are now covered by sand. Signs of historical irrigation systems, including canals, are still visible in the Chakhansur area while elsewhere canals are filled with silt and agricultural fields buried by shifting sand. Today the area is relatively sparsely populated. There continue to be problems with water control and periodic flooding and drought.

Currently the Chakhansur farmers are experiencing a severe and long term drought. Even with help from the World Food Program, many have abandoned their homes, perhaps as many as 20,000, to search for water and jobs.

 

Map - Chakhansur District (Chakhansur)

Latitude / Longitude : 31° 21' 49" N / 62° 28' 5" E | Time zone : UTC+4:30 | Currency : AFN | Telephone : 93  

Map

OpenStreetMap-Map-Chakhansur District
OpenStreetMap
Map-Chakhansur District-Esri.WorldImagery
Esri.WorldImagery
Map-Chakhansur District-Esri.WorldStreetMap
Esri.WorldStreetMap
Map-Chakhansur District-OpenStreetMap.Mapnik
OpenStreetMap.Mapnik
Map-Chakhansur District-OpenStreetMap.HOT
OpenStreetMap.HOT
Map-Chakhansur District-CartoDB.Positron
CartoDB.Positron
Map-Chakhansur District-CartoDB.Voyager
CartoDB.Voyager
Map-Chakhansur District-OpenMapSurfer.Roads
OpenMapSurfer.Roads
Map-Chakhansur District-Esri.WorldTopoMap
Esri.WorldTopoMap
Map-Chakhansur District-Stamen.TonerLite
Stamen.TonerLite

Photograph

Chakhansur District--Afghanistan.A2003266.0625.500m

Afghanistan.A2003266.0625.500m
Chakhansur District
Chakhansur District
Chakhansur District
Chakhansur District
1 

Country - Afghanistan

Flag of Afghanistan
Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari: افغانستان, Pashto: Afġānistān, Dari: Afġānestān ), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South-Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Its territory covers 652,000 km2 and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experiences very cold winters. The north consists of fertile plains, while the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

Human habitation in Afghanistan dates back to the Middle Paleolithic Era, and the country's strategic location along the Silk Road connected it to the cultures of the Middle East and other parts of Asia. The land has historically been home to various peoples and has witnessed numerous military campaigns, including those by Alexander the Great, Mauryas, Muslim Arabs, Mongols, British, Soviets, and since 2001 by the United States with NATO-allied countries. It has been called "unconquerable" and nicknamed the "graveyard of empires". The land also served as the source from which the Kushans, Hephthalites, Samanids, Saffarids, Ghaznavids, Ghorids, Khaljis, Mughals, Hotaks, Durranis, and others have risen to form major empires.
Currency / Language  
ISO Currency Symbol Significant figures
AFN Afghan afghani ؋ 2
ISO Language
PS Pashto language
FA Persian language
TK Turkmen language
UZ Uzbek language
Map  
Map-Afghanistanimage.jpg
image.jpg
1900x1583
Map-AfghanistanUS_Army_map_of_Afghanistan_--_circa_2001-09.jpg
US_Army_map_of_Afgha...
2324x2136
Map-Afghanistan1807px-Afghanistan_location_map.svg.png
1807px-Afghanistan_l...
1807x1331
Map-Afghanistanimage.jpg
image.jpg
1900x1583
Map-AfghanistanUn-afghanistan.png
Un-afghanistan.png
3038x2258
Neighbourhood - Country  
  •  China 
  •  Iran 
  •  Pakistan 
  •  Tajikistan 
  •  Turkmenistan 
  •  Uzbekistan 

Facebook

 mapnall@gmail.com