Pur Chaman District

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Pur Chaman
Pur Chaman is located in Afghanistan
Pur Chaman
Pur Chaman
Location within Afghanistan [1]
Coordinates: 33°08′24″N 63°51′36″E / 33.14000°N 63.86000°E / 33.14000; 63.86000
Country  Afghanistan
Province Farah Province
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 52,000

Pur Chaman (also transliterated as Purchaman or Porchaman) is a mountainous district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Its population is approximately 95% Tajik with a Pashtun minority. The main village, also called Purchaman 33°8′29″N 63°51′41″E / 33.14139°N 63.86139°E / 33.14139; 63.86139 is situated at 1431 m altitude.[citation needed]

Religious role[edit]

Pur Chaman was the center of operations for the Naqshbandi Sufi leader (pir) of the Aimaq ethnic group until the late 1970s, when the last pir, Baha'uddin Jan, was killed under the Taraki government.[3]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Farah Provincial Profile" (PDF). Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Olivier Roy. Islam and resistance in Afghanistan. Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-521-39700-6, ISBN 978-0-521-39700-1