Rodat District

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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.[1]

In 2004, parts of Rodat District were separated to form Kot, Chaparhar, and Batikot Districts, but in 2009 people of Hisari Shahi captured a big flat area and named the place as Shahidano Khargotai.

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.

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