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Paktika (پکتیکا)
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Country Afghanistan
Capital Sharana
 - coordinates 32°30′N 68°48′E / 32.5°N 68.8°E / 32.5; 68.8
Area 19,482 km² (7,522 sq mi)
Population 393,800 (2009)
Timezone UTC+4:30
Main language Pashto

Paktika (Pashto: پکتیکا) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the south-east of the country. Most of the people are Pashtun. Its capital is Sharana.


Paktika districts
Districts of Paktika.
Districts of Paktika Province
District Capital Population Area Notes
Barmal 88,028
Dila 50,203
Gayan 42,495
Gomal 64,275
Janikhel 35,251 Created in 2004 within Zarghun Shar District
Mata Khan 19,758
Nika 15,103
Omna 25,690
Sar Hawza 36,236
Surobi 48,291
Sharana 54,416
Terwa 15,332 Created in 2004 within Waza Khwa District
Urgun 89,718
Waza Khwa 50,818 Sub-divided in 2004
Wor Mamay 30,135
Yahyakhel 30,161 Created in 2004 within Zarghun Shar District
Yusufkhel 32,648 Created in 2004 within Zarghun Shar District
Zarghun Shar Zarghun Shar 38,024 Sub-divided in 2004
Ziruk 43,190

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