Coordinates: 31°44′22″N 65°08′24″E / 31.73944°N 65.14000°E / 31.73944; 65.14000
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceKandahar Province
District CenterHutal
 • District GovernorSalih Mohammad Noorzai[1]
 • Total51,900
Time zoneUTC+4:30

Maiwand District[pronunciation?] is situated in the western part of the Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. It borders Helmand Province to the west, Ghorak District to the north, Khakrez District to the northeast, Zhari District to the east, and Panjwayi District to the south. The population is 51,900 (2006). The district center is in Hutal,[1][2][3][4][5] located in the central part of the district. Highway 1 runs through the center of the district and connects two of the major cities in southern Afghanistan, Kandahar and Lashkargah.

Battle of Maiwand

A depiction of Maiwand during the 1878 British operations
A depiction of Maiwand during the 1878 British operations

The Battle of Maiwand was fought at the village of Maiwand on 27 July 1880, during the Second Anglo-Afghan War. To this day a small fort remains from the British presence.

Operation Enduring Freedom

One casualty was Paula Loyd, a member of a Human Terrain System team, who was doused with a flammable liquid and set afire on November 4, 2008, and later died at Brooke Army Medical Center on January 7, 2009.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b Stancati, Margherita. "Rare Afghan Haven at Risk as U.S. Departs". Wall Street Journal. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. ^ Robinson, Linda (2013). One hundred victories special ops and the future of American warfare (First ed.). New York: PublicAffairs. ISBN 9781610391504. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  3. ^ Shukla, Paraag. "Battlefield Update: Task Force Dreadnaught in Maiwand District, Kandahar" (PDF). Institute for the Study of War. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  4. ^ Simonsen, Richard. "PRT Assesses Progress in Maiwand District". RS News. NATO. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  5. ^ Stewart, Melissa. "Maiwand district officials capitalize on security, governance gains during "Maiwand Media Day"". DVIDSHub. DVIDS. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Paula Loyd Dies 2 Months After Afghan Attack", USAID Frontlines, March 18, 2009 Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine