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Baharak district is a district of Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan located about 30 km southeast of Fayzabad. The capital is the city of Baharak and the district is home to approximately 14,000 residents. The district is also called Baharistan.
Sir Aurel Stein says that Bahārak was the capital of Badakhshan before the present capital of Fayzabad.
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Badakhshan is a historic region comprising parts of what is now northeastern Afghanistan, eastern Tajikistan, and the Tashkurgan county in China. The name is retained in Badakhshan Province, which is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan and is located in Northeastern Afghanistan. Much of historic Badakhshan lies within Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, located in the southeastern part of the country. The music of Badakhshan is an important part of the region's cultural heritage.
The Wakhan Corridor is a narrow strip of territory in Afghanistan, extending to China and separating Tajikistan from Pakistan and Kashmir. The corridor, wedged between the Pamir Mountains to the north and the Karakoram range to the south, is about 350 km (220 mi) long and 13–65 kilometres (8–40 mi) wide. From this high mountain valley the Panj and Pamir Rivers emerge and form the Amu Darya. A trade route through the valley has been used by travellers going to and from East, South and Central Asia since antiquity.
Wakhan or "the Wakhan" is a rugged, mountainous part of the Pamir, Hindu Kush and Karakoram regions of Afghanistan. Wakhan District is a district in Badakshan Province.
Badakhshan Province is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the farthest northeastern part of the country between Tajikistan and Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region. It shares a 56.5-mile (91 km) border with China.
This is a list of districts of Afghanistan, known as wuleswali. 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. In the ensuing years additional districts have been added through splits, and a few eliminated through 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.
Jurm District is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in northeast Afghanistan. The district capital is a town named Jurm. The district is 3 hours from the center of the province in Fayzabad, and is home to approximately 41,910 residents. The highest point of the Afghan Hindu Kush is located in Jurm District, at 6729 meters. The district consist of clusters and villages. Ferghamenj, Kyb, Kyteb, Ularyb, Ferghameru, Khustak, and Iskan are the clusters. Each cluster contain villages; the district is largely Tajik speaking.
Arghanj Khwa District is a district in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Fayzabad District. The district has a population of approximately 12,000 people.
Darayim is a district in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Fayzabad District and is home to an estimated 68,419 residents.
Tagab District is one of the 29 districts of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Fayzabad District and has a population of approximately 31,207 residents. The Karaste Canal is located in Tagab District.
Wurduj District is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of Baharak District and is home to approximately 24,285 residents. Total area of the district is 929 square kilometers. 45 villages are located within its borders. Ethnic composition: 90% Tajik and 10% Uzbek.
Yaftal Sufla is one of the 29 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of the Fayzabad District and is home to approximately 58,626 residents.
Yamgan District is one of the 29 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of the Baharak District and is home to approximately 20,000 residents, mostly Ismailis.
Shahri Buzurg District is one of the 28 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. The capital is the city of Shahr-e Bozorg. Its northwestern border is along the international border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan while its southwestern border is with Takhar Province. Located on the western edge of the province, Shahri Buzurg hosts a population of approximately 42,000 residents.
Fayzabad Airport is an airport located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northwest of Fayzabad, the provincial capital of Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan.
Fayzabad District is one of 30 districts that comprise Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. In 2005, several portions of the district were sub-divided to create several new districts within the province. The remaining portion is home to approximately 75,577 residents.
Baharak is a small town and seat of Baharak District Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan. It is roughly 15 kilometers from Jurm, on the Kokcha River. Baharak Girls' School was opened on December 17, 2006 by Munshi Abdul Majeed the Governor of Badakhshan Province, it serves about 3000 girls who attend in three separate shifts during the day.
The Wakhjir Pass, also spelled Vakhjir Pass, is a mountain pass in the Hindu Kush or Pamirs at the eastern end of the Wakhan Corridor, the only potentially navigable pass between Afghanistan and China in the modern era. It links Wakhan in Afghanistan with the Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County in Xinjiang, China, at an altitude of 4,923 metres (16,152 ft), but the pass is not an official border crossing point. With a difference of 3.5 hours, the border has the sharpest official change of clocks of any international frontier. China refers to the pass as South Wakhjir Pass, as there is a northern pass on the Chinese side.
Fayzabad is a city in northeast Afghanistan, with a population of about 30,000 people. It serves as the provincial capital and largest city of Badakhshan Province. It is situated in Fayzabad District and is at an altitude of 1,200 m. (3,937 ft.).
Baharak District is a district of Takhar Province, Afghanistan. The district was split-off from Taluqan District in 2005. Most people work in agriculture. The district has been the site of fighting between the Afghan Government and the Taliban; Baharak was considered to be contested in late 2018.