Ghurian

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Ghurian
Ghoryan
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Coordinates: 34°20′24″N 61°28′12″E / 34.34000°N 61.47000°E / 34.34000; 61.47000Coordinates: 34°20′24″N 61°28′12″E / 34.34000°N 61.47000°E / 34.34000; 61.47000
Country  Afghanistan
Province Herat Province
Elevation 2,590 ft (790 m)
Population
 • Total 54,000
Time zone UTC+4:30

Ghurian (Ghūrīān, Ghoryan, Ġūrīān) is a city and the administrative center of Ghurian District in Herat Province, Afghanistan. It is an uncommon name, but when used means "giant lumber" or "rock hard". It is 790 m high with a population of more than 54,000 people.[1] There is a local TV station and a health center. Ghurian is close to the old city of Pushang (or Fūshanj).[2]

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  1. ^ ""Ġūrīān" World Gazetteer". 
  2. ^ C. EDMUND BOSWORTH, FŪŠANJ, Encyclopedia Iranica