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Garmsir (Pashto: ګرمسير‎) is the center of Garmsir District in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. It is situated on the East bank of Helmand River on 31°07′00″N 64°12′00″E / 31.1167°N 64.2000°E / 31.1167; 64.2000 at 714 m altitude and 63 km South-West of Lashkar Gah. The major road at Garmsir is Route 605. The hospital is called Hazar Juft Comprehensive Health Clinic.

Garmsir
Garmsir is located in Afghanistan
Garmsir
Garmsir
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 31°7′N 64°12′E / 31.117°N 64.200°E / 31.117; 64.200Coordinates: 31°7′N 64°12′E / 31.117°N 64.200°E / 31.117; 64.200
Country  Afghanistan
Province Helmand Province
District Garmsir District
Government
 • Type Governor & Community Council
 • District Governor Haji Abdulla Jan
Elevation 2,343 ft (714 m)
Time zone UTC+4:30

Prince Harry spent time in the village during his 2008 period in the country.

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ClimateEdit

Garmsir has a hot desert climate (Köppen BWh), characterised by little precipitation and high variation between summer and winter temperatures. The average temperature in Garmsir is 21.3 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 83 mm. July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 33.8 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 8.6 °C.

Climate data for Garmsir
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15.9
(60.6)
19.0
(66.2)
25.5
(77.9)
30.5
(86.9)
36.7
(98.1)
41.8
(107.2)
42.6
(108.7)
40.9
(105.6)
36.7
(98.1)
30.9
(87.6)
23.4
(74.1)
17.8
(64)
30.14
(86.25)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
11.5
(52.7)
17.5
(63.5)
22.1
(71.8)
27.7
(81.9)
32.2
(90)
33.8
(92.8)
31.5
(88.7)
26.4
(79.5)
20.6
(69.1)
13.9
(57)
9.4
(48.9)
21.27
(70.28)
Average low °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
4.1
(39.4)
9.5
(49.1)
13.7
(56.7)
18.8
(65.8)
22.6
(72.7)
25.1
(77.2)
22.2
(72)
16.2
(61.2)
10.3
(50.5)
4.5
(40.1)
1.1
(34)
12.45
(54.42)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

ConflictEdit

Garmsir was the scene of heavy fighting during April–September 2008 when U.S. Marines from the 24th MEU arrived to reinforce British and Afghan forces.

In July 2009, Marines taking part in Operation Khanjar met little or no resistance initially. By July 5, elements of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines were engaged in heavy fighting with Taliban forces.[2]

See alsoEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Climate: Garmsir- Climate-Data.org". Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Farmer, Ben (2009-07-05). "US Marines face a 'hell of a fight' in Helmand". London: UK Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 

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