Rodat (Pashto: رودات) is a district in the centre of Nangarhar Province, 25km away from Jalalabad city. Afghanistan, south of Jalalabad. Its population, which is 100% Pashtun, was estimated at 85,000 in 2002, of whom 19,000 were children under 12.
In 2004, parts of Rodat District were separated to form Kot, Chaparhar, and Batikot Districts, but in 2009 people of Hisari Shahi Qarya captured a big flat area and named the place as Shahidano Khargotai.
During Taraki time 1978 Rodat was affected too much as other parts of Ningarhar the puppet regime targeted Rohaneen (Religious and Well-Known white-beards) and at the result 11 well known political and religious figures were taken from Akhunzadgan village including Mirza Haji Matiullah Akhunzada. Major shift was seen during Jihad times and Dr Abdul Wahab Zaheer became famous commander against Russian. He was a well-Known commander of Hizb-i-Islami Gulbudin group.
Rodat district is famous for many things: vegetable oil, woolen shawls factory, farming, pottery and educated people and parliamentarians.
Qazi Qala,Charghary, Batan, Mazina, Zakhil, Piwa, Banda, Tatang, Hisarak, Baroo, Akhunzadgan, Kochi Qala and Kam Baroo are famous villages with a 700-year history. Almost all population belong to Mohmand tribe; one of the biggest tribe of Nangarhar province with further sub-tribes, Hasan Khil, Natha Khil, Shadi Khil and so on.
The district has 5 primary girls and boys schools and two high schools. Ahdat Lycee, a famous higher secondary school of this province, is also located in Rodat. The Sultan Mosque is located in the center of Rodat city.
During the Soviet-Afghan War this district was very much affected and almost 80% of the district was destroyed.
Haji Zulfiqar Khan cheif of Ali Mohammad Kheel Tribe a welknown natinal face a social sweet cheif.and always stuggled as a sympathist of same district and for ningharhares people in kabul.becuase he passed his 40 years of life in kabul for business. Malak amanullah khan a real hostarical cheif of hisarshahi who in all difficult times gave best assistances to distric counsel and chiefs of the tribes.it is a reality.