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Nangarhar districts.

Rodat is a district in the centre of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, south of Jalalabad. Its population, which is 100% Pashtoon, was estimated at 85,000 in 2002, of whom 19,000 were children under 12. [1]

In 2004, part of Rodat district was separated into many districts Kot, Chaparhar, Batikot Districts.

Rodat district's capital, Hisar Shahi (Royal Fort), is famous for many things: vegetable oil, woolen shawls factory, farming, pottery and educated people and parliamentarians. One of the ministers during Dawood Khan's time was from Rodat. Akhunzadgan and Batan villages are both very famous and have had a key role for a long time. Both villages are from one Tribe with a 700-year history, the Enayet Khil (Nata Khil).

District is surrounded by KOT district, Haskamina, Behsood, Chaparhar and Jalalabad city.

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. A Jamia central mosque (Sultan Mosque) is located in the center of Rodat city.

Famous people from Rodat: 1. Sami Akhunzada Minister of Justice during Dawood Khan Government 2. Fazli Haq Mujaheed ex-commander of Political Party of Hezbe Islami Afghanistan (Gulbuddin Hikmatyar) 3. Mawlawi Zia-ul-llah Hakimi Head of Ulama

During the Soviet war this district was very much affected and almost 80% of the district was destroyed.


  1. ^ UNHCR District Profile, dated 2002-05-02, accessed 2006-07-20 (PDF)

Template:Mumtaz the great writer of pashto language mujavir ahmad ziyar is from this district hesark mazina high sedundary school is the top sghool there .kaday,mazina,roghano are the famous villages

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