Daykundi (Pashto/Persian: دایکندی, also
spelt Daikondi, Dāykondī or Daikundi) is one of the thirty-four provinces of
Afghanistan. It was established on March 28, 2004. The region had previously
been an isolated district of Uruzgan province.
It is located about 310 kilometres from Kabul and 160 kilometres from Tarin
Daykundi's capital is Nili. Daykundi is mostly populated by Hazaras. 7 out
of 8 districts of Daykundi province are Hazara populated areas. Gizab is the
only district having a Pashtun majority. During past eras the Hazaras of
Daykundi have fought with each other. It is reported that in these conflicts
approximately 70,000 people have been killed.
Daykundi province is famous for having the best quality almonds, which are
distributed all over Afghanistan.