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This is a list of districts of Afghanistan, known as wuleswali (Pashto: ?, wul?sw?l?i; Persian: ? shahrest?n). These are secondary level administrative units, one level below the provinces. The Afghan government issued its first district map in 1973. It recognized 325 districts, counting wuleswalis (districts), alaqadaries (sub-districts), and markaz-e-wulaiyat (provincial center districts). In the ensuing years additional districts have been added thru splits, and a few eliminated thru mergers. In June 2005, the Afghan government issued a map of 398 districts. It was widely adopted as by many information management systems, though usually with the addition of Sharak-e-Hayratan for a 399 district total. Here is a link to a clean rendering of the 399 district set as a spreadsheet from an official Afghan source. It remains the de facto standard, as of late 2018, despite a string of government announcements of the creation of new districts.
The latest set includes 421 districts. "Almost unnoticed,the country's Central Statistics Office (CSO) and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) have come up with a joint, consolidated list of how many districts Afghanistan has. It has handed this list over to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) that has used it in preparing the elections. The number is: 387. [Or 387 "districts" and 34 "provincial center districts" for 421 districts in total]. Here is an external link to a spreadsheet of some of the more recent generations of district sets.
The list below includes districts with links to other popflock.com resource pages. It doesn't correspond with any particular district set. It lacks a number of districts currently recognized by the Afghan government, and lacks some others that are popularly but not officially recognized.