Nuristan Province

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Map of Afghanistan with Nuristan highlighted


Nuristan (نورستان)
The village of Aranas in Nuristan
Country Afghanistan
Population 112,000 [1]
Governor Jamaluddin Badar
Timezone GMT+4:30
Main language Pashto, Nuristani

Nuristān (Persian:نورستان), also spelled Nurestān or Nooristan, is a region in Afghanistan. It is in the south of the Hindu Kush valleys. The capital is Parun.


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Districts of Nuristan.
Districts of Nuristan Province
District Center Population [2] Area[3] Notes
Bargi Matal
Du Ab Est. 2004 formerly part of Nuristan District and Mangol District
Kamdesh Kamdish
Mandol Lost territory to Du Ab District in 2004
Nurgram Est. 2004 formerly part of Nuristan District and Wama District
Parun Est. 2004 formerly part of Wama District
Wama Lost territory to Parun District and Nurgram District in 2004


  1. Provinces of Afghanistan on Statoids.
  2. Nuristan provincial profile profile compiled by the National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD)
  3. Afghanistan Geographic & Thematic Layers