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Encyclopedia > Farah province
Farah
فراه
Map of Afghanistan with Farah فراه highlighted.
Capital
 • Coordinates
Farah
 • 32.5° N 63.5° E
Population (2006)
 • Density
438,000[1]
 • 9.0/km²
Area
48,471 km²
Time zone GMT +4:30
Main language(s) Persian
Pashto

Farah (Persian: فراه) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the west of the country. Its capital is Farah. Farah is a spacious and sparsely populated province that lies on the Iranian border. Image File history File links Afghanistan-Farah. ... Subnational entity is a generic term for an administrative region within a country — on an arbitrary level below that of the sovereign state — typically with a local government encompassing multiple municipalities, counties, or provinces with a certain degree of autonomy in a varying number of matters. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... , Farāh (Persian: ) is a city in western Afghanistan. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Farsi redirects here. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: , also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, Pathani or Pushtoo and also known as Afghan language[4][5]) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and Pakistan[6]. // Geographic distribution of Pashto (purple) and other Iranian languages Pashto is spoken by about 30... Farsi redirects here. ... The Provinces of Afghanistan (locally recognized as wilayats) are the primary political subdivisions of Afghanistan. ... , Farāh (Persian: ) is a city in western Afghanistan. ...


Geographically the province is approximately 18,000 square miles, making it (comparatively) more than twice the size of Maryland, or half the size of South Korea. The province is bounded on the north by Herat, on the northeast by Ghor, the southeast by Helmand, the south by Nimroz, and on the west by Iran. It is the fourth largest province in Afghanistan. Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... Herāt (Persian: ‎ ) is a city in western Afghanistan, in the province also known as Herāt. ... Ghowr province (sometimes spelled Ghor) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Helmand province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Categories: Stub | Provinces of Afghanistan ...


The province is home to a great many ruined castles including the "Castle of the Infidel" just south of Farah City.

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Culture

The people of Farah have a reputation for being very courageous and hard working and being interested in land and money, the latter mainly due to the deprivation Farah has been historically subjected to.


Farah is associated with such diverse phenomena as dried meat, bigamy (among the less educated ones) and large families (families typically have a minimum of four children). Ethnically, Farah Province has a Pashtun majority. There is a [[Tajik or better to say for this uique case Fars]] belt around the capital city (Yazdi in Farah: people from Yazd in Iran migrated to Farah and called a small part of the capital Yazdi). Specially people who are shiite muslims and Fars (the afghan term tadjik is not correct in this case) are genuine persian by descent. There are also a couple of areas where Aimaks predominate. Polygamy, literally many marriages in ancient Greek, is a marital practice in which a person has more than one spouse simultaneously (as opposed to monogamy where each person has a maximum of one spouse at any one time). ... The Pashtuns (also Pushtun, Pakhtun, ethnic Afghan, or Pathan) are an ethno-linguistic group consisting mainly of eastern Iranian stock living primarily in eastern and southern Afghanistan, and the North West Frontier Province, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. ... The Aimak (or Eimak, Aimaq) are Persian-speaking nomadic or semi-nomadic tribes of mixed Iranian and Mongolian stock inhabiting the north and north-west Afghan highlands immediately to the north of Herat. ...


The culture of Farah is patriarchal, where the tribal leaders, almost always men, are highly respected. Family pride is strongly valued and family members are taught to respect it and ensure that it is maintained at all times. English family c. ...


The tomb of Syed Mohammed Jaunpuri (who claimed to be the Mahdi) is in Farah and is visited every year by many people from all around the world, especially Pakistan and India. Syed Mohammad Jaunpuri Syed Mohammad Jaunpuri (1443 - 1505),was born in northeastern India, in Jaunpur, in the modern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Muhammad al-Mahdi. ...


Security Situation

Map of Farah Province
Map of Farah Province

Despite having a majority-Pashtun population, Farah has not seen much fighting since the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, and is peaceful, relative to many parts of the country. However, mountainous Eastern Farah has seen at least one US offensive against Taliban forces. In February 2005, the Taliban killed an aid worker in northern Farah and there was a failed Taliban assassination attempt on the governor. Due to its proximity to the restive Helmand and Uruzgan provinces, Farah has experienced problems with roaming insurgent gangs moving through the province and occupying parts of the province for brief periods of time [1]. Incidents of this type have increased as Taliban fighters face heavy pressure from ISAF offensives in the south. Image File history File links Map of Farah Province, Afghanistan Adapted from http://www. ... Image File history File links Map of Farah Province, Afghanistan Adapted from http://www. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... For other uses of War in Afghanistan, see War in Afghanistan. ... This article is about the year. ... The Taliban (Pashto: , also anglicized as Taleban) are a Sunni Muslim and ethnic Pashtun movement [2] that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when their leaders were removed from power by a cooperative military effort between the Northern Alliance, United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. ... February 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Pope John Paul II is taken to a hospital suffering from a serious case of influenza. ... Helmand province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Oruzgan (or Uruzgan) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... The Taliban (Pashto: , also anglicized as Taleban) are a Sunni Muslim and ethnic Pashtun movement [2] that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when their leaders were removed from power by a cooperative military effort between the Northern Alliance, United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. ... ISAF can stand for: International Sailing Federation International Security Assistance Force This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


American and NATO troops jointly run a Provincial Reconstruction Team base out of Farah. The American soldiers at the base were, until October 2006 when ISAF Stage 4 started, the only ones in the country that were under ISAF authority. NATO 2002 Summit The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), sometimes called North Atlantic Alliance, Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for defence collaboration established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC, on April 4, 1949. ... A Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) is an administrative unit of international aid to Afghanistan, consisting of a small operating base from which a group of sixty to more than one hundred civilians and military specialists work to perform small reconstruction projects or provide security for others involved in aid work. ... , Farāh (Persian: ) is a city in western Afghanistan. ... October 2006 is the tenth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... ISAF can stand for: International Sailing Federation International Security Assistance Force This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Farah Province roads have seen massive improvement since May 2005 and are still being improved to date April 2006. The education system has been greatly improved and a great number of illegal weapons have been collected and destroyed in the province as testimony to the Provincial Reconstruction Team. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Wikimedia Commons has media related to: May 2005 Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21... April 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Marcos Pontes, Brazils first astronaut, reaches the International Space Station. ...


Districts

Districts of Farah.
Districts of Farah.

Anar Dara is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Bakwa is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Bala Buluk is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Farah City District is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan, containing the main city of Farah. ... Gulistan, also transliterated as Golestan (Pashto/Persian: گلستان), is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Lash wa Juwayn (also transliterated Lash o Jawain) is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Pusht Rod is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Shib Koh is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ...

References

  1. ^ World Gazetteer.
Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... After the provinces districts are the second level of administrative subdivisions in Afghanistan. ... Anar Dara is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Bakwa is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Bala Buluk is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Farah City District is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan, containing the main city of Farah. ... Gulistan, also transliterated as Golestan (Pashto/Persian: گلستان), is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Lash wa Juwayn (also transliterated Lash o Jawain) is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Pusht Rod is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ... Shib Koh is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. ...

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