(Persian: کاپيسا) is one of the 34 provinces of
Afghanistan. It is in the east of the country. Its
capital is Mahmud-i-Raqi, and other districts include
Kohistan, Nigrab and Tagab. The population of Kapisa is
estimated to be 360,000, although there has never been
an official figure. The area of the province is 1,842 km2.
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Agriculture is the most general and
usual means of sustenance. Trades are made between the
people in an ancient way of exchanging commodities on
trade days (once a week) called Mila, which means
"party" but is interpreted as a large gathering of
people, having fun together with trade.
There is one hospital in the province. There was once a large
textile company, which was destroyed during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan;
and one cinema, which was also destroyed. Recently a university named AlBiruni
University was established, with programs in engineering, medicine, law and
literature. The number of girls schools has been very limited, but it is
increasing through the cooperation of Charity NGOs.
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