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Map showing Ghowr province in Afghanistan

Ghowr province (sometimes spelled Ghor) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the west of the country. Its capital is Chaghcharan. Afghanistan consists of 34 provinces, or velayat: Map showing provinces of Afghanistan Badakhshan province Badghis province Baghlan province Balkh province Bamiyan province Daikondi province - northern part of Oruzgan province - established March 28, 2004 Farah province Faryab province Ghazni province Ghowr province Helmand province Herat province Jowzjan province Kabul province Kandahar...

Ghowr which was a part of Persia for many centuries was one of the regions which participated in the Persian Cultural Revival after the Arab invasion of Persia. The name Ghowr is a dialectal version of the Middle-Persian word gar meaning mountain. The Persian Empire is the name used to refer to a number of historic dynasties that have ruled the country of Persia (Iran). ... The Islamic conquest of Iran led to the collapse of the Sassanid Empire, the eventual decline of Zoroastrian religion in Iran, and the birth of Islamic civilization. ... Middle Persian or Pahlavi is the Iranian language spoken during Sassanian times. ...

Ghowr was also the centre of the Ghurid dinasty in the 12th and 13th century. The remains of their capital Firuzkuh, including UNESCO World Heritage site the Minaret of Jam, are located in the province. UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1946. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... The Minaret of Jam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Western Afghanistan, by the Hari Rud river. ...

On June 17, 2004, hundreds of troops of Abdul Salaam Khan, whom had rejected the Afghan government's plan to disarm regional militias, attacked Chaghcharan and took over the city in an afternoon-long siege. Eighteen people were killed or wounded in the fighting and province governor Mohammed Ibrahim fled. Three days later the Afghan government announced that it would not retake Chaghcharan. However, Khan and Ibrahim began negotiations soon after, but reached no agreements. Khan's troops left Chaghcharan on June 23, a day ahead of the arrival of a Afghan National Army battalion, led by Lieutenant-General Aminullah Paktiyanai, arrived with the support of about twenty U.S. soldiers. June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mohammed Ibrahim,the 13th Mughal emperor took throne in 1720, after a war of succession to inherit the short-lived Furukhsiyar throne. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... President Karzai reviews the first soldiers of the Afghan National Army. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government Official website of the United States government - Gateway to governmental sites White House - Official site of the US President Senate. ...

19th century American adventurer Josiah Harlan claimed the title Prince of Ghor for himself and his descendants in perpetuity, in exchange for military aid during local factional fighting. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Josiah Harlan (1799-1871) was an American adventurer and general best known for travelling to Afghanistan and Punjab with the intention of being made king. ...

Provinces of Afghanistan Flag of Afghanistan
Badakhshan | Badghis | Baghlan | Balkh | Bamiyan | Daikondi | Farah | Faryab | Ghazni | Ghowr | Helmand | Herat | Jowzjan | Kabul | Kandahar | Kapisa | Khost | Konar | Kunduz | Laghman | Lowgar | Nangarhar | Nimruz | Nurestan | Oruzgan | Paktia | Paktika | Panjshir | Parvan | Samangan | Sar-e Pol | Takhar | Vardak | Zabul

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Ghor - LoveToKnow 1911 (1306 words)
Ghor is mentioned in the Shahnama of Firdousi (A.D. Io10), and in the Arab geographers of that time, though these latter fail in details almost as much as we moderns, thus indicating how little accessible the country has been through all ages.
The chief part of the present population of Ghor are Taimanis, belonging to the class of nomad or semi-nomad clans called Airak, intermingled with Zuris and Tajiks.
Besides the thrones of Ghor and Ghazni, the Shansabaniah family, in the person of Fakhruddin, the eldest of the seven sons of Malik `Izzuddin, founded a kingdom in the Oxus basin, having its seat at Bamian, which endured for two or three generations, till extinguished by the power of Khwarizm (1214).
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