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Bashanabad is located in Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°47′06″N 71°05′30″E / 36.78500°N 71.09167°E / 36.78500; 71.09167Coordinates: 36°47′06″N 71°05′30″E / 36.78500°N 71.09167°E / 36.78500; 71.09167
Country Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan Province
District Baharak District
Time zone + 4.30

Bashanabad is a village in Baharak District, Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan.[1][2]


On October 6, 2004, an earthquake struck about 36 kilometres south of Bashanabad, near the village of Sar Ab; the village lies within the area which would have been affected by the earthquake.[3] On June 26, 2008, an improvised explosive device reportedly exploded on a German patrol near Bashanabad, but only resulted in damage.


Located not far from the border with Tajikistan, it lies west of the Ishkashim Nature Refuge and down the Kokcha River from the district capital of Baharak. Bashanabad lies near the confluence of the Kokcha River on its eastern bank and another river flowing through the village from the east.[4] It lies in a narrow valley, framed on the northern, western (across the Kokcha River) and southern sides by steep cliffs, a characteristic of the Baharak basin.[5][6] A small lake lies to the east of the village.[5]

Nearby villages include Qashkana Miana, Chesma Abak and across and beyond the Kokcha, Payzh and Sufian and Umowl.[7]


  1. ^ "Afghanistan Settlements Index". United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF/Adobe Acrobat) on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "NGA GeoNames Database". National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Badakshan earthquake" (PDF). United Nations, AIMS. Retrieved 11 May 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ Satellite map at
  5. ^ a b Google Earth (Map). Google. 
  6. ^ Geology of Central Badakhshan and Surrounding Countries. Brill Archive. p. 368. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Baharak District (PDF) (Map). United Nations, AIMS. Retrieved 11 May 2011.