Baharak District, Badakhshan

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Baharak
Location of Baharak
District Badakhshan
Government
 • Type District council
Population
 • Estimate ([citation needed]) 14,000

Baharak district is a district of Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan located about 30 km south-east 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.[1]

External links[edit]

  • Map at the Afghanistan Information Management Services

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Innermost Asia: Detailed report of explorations in Central Asia, Kan-su and Eastern Iran, 5 vols. M. Aurel Stein. 1928. Oxford. Clarendon Press. Reprint: New Delhi. Cosmo Publications. 1981, Vol. II, p. 877.

Coordinates: 37°00′10″N 70°54′27″E / 37.00278°N 70.90750°E / 37.00278; 70.90750