|History and Biodata
Kalakan District Kabul Province District Chief:
Mohammed Zarif (20080604)
Rahmat Khan Faqirzada (20150823)
Abdul Ghafoor Popalzai, district governor of Kalakan (20200725)
Amir Habibullah Kalakani was the Amir of Afghanistan for 9 months in 1929 after leading a successful revolt against King Amanullah with the help of various Pashtun tribes, who were against the King's rapid modernization plans. After his defeat and execution by Mohammad Nadir, Kalakani was given the name: Bacha-i-Saqao, son of a water carrier. Kalakani was a Tajik from the Shomali area, and was probably born in 1890.
The population is 26,800 (2006). Tajiks form the majority of population. The center is the village of Kalakan, situated in the central part of the district. The district has been seriously affected by war. Most infrastructure was destroyed. The reconstruction and the return of the displaced families is a slow process.