Marghab District

Marghab District (Persian ولسوالی مرغاب), is a district located in Ghor Province created on 26 November 2019. Shorabak area serves as the district center. President Ghani decreed the creation of the district through decree No. 632 from the Presidential Palace. It was the people's demand. The district encompasses 32 villages and around 19,000 people, Marghab District has approximately 40000 inhabitants and is mainly populated by Tajiks .[2]

Marghab District

ولسوالی مرغاب
Marghab District is located in Afghanistan
Marghab District
Marghab District
Location within Afghanistan[1]
Coordinates: 34°58′31″N 65°36′39″E / 34.9754°N 65.6109°E / 34.9754; 65.6109
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceGhor Province
 • Total19,000
Sparf is the most populous area of Marghab district

Most of the population live in the valley of the Marghab River.


The district suffers from poverty and a weak economy.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  2. ^ Khwaja Basir Fitri (26 November 2019). "Senate approves Marghab district creation in Ghor". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved 18 July 2020.

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