Baharak District, Badakhshan

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Location of Baharak
 • TypeDistrict council
 • Estimate 14,000

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.[1]


  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.

External links[edit]

  • Map at the Afghanistan Information Management Services

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