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Encyclopedia > Ghowr province
Map showing Ghowr province in Afghanistan

Ghowr (sometimes spelled Ghor) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the west of the country. Its capital is Chaghcharan. Image File history File links Afghanistan-Ghowr. ... 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... Chaghcharan is the capital of Ghowr province in Western Afghanistan. ...


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 refers to lands ruled by a number of Persian dynasties. ... The Islamic conquest of Iran (637-651 CE) destroyed the Sassanid Empire and led to the eventual decline of the Zoroastrian religion in Iran. ... Middle Persian or Pahlavi is the Iranian language spoken during Sassanian times. ...


Ghowr was also the centre of the Ghurid dynasty 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. The Ghurids (or Ghoris) were rulers from Ghor in Central Afghanistan. ... The Minaret of Jam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Western Afghanistan, by the Hari Rud river. ... UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... 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, who 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 an 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 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Motto: Official (Latin): E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Translated: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Vice President Federal...


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 in his Afghan robes Josiah Harlan (June 12, 1799 - 1871) was an American adventurer, 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 | Kunar | Kunduz | Laghman | Lowgar | Nangarhar | Nimruz | Nurestan | Oruzgan | Paktia | Paktika | Panjshir | Parvan | Samangan | Sar-e Pol | Takhar | Vardak | Zabul

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Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Ghowr (781 words)
Barakhana is in Ghowr, a province about the size of Switzerland.
Chagcharan, the capitol of Ghowr province, is a four-day drive from Kabul and remains one of the most inaccessible areas of Afghanistan.
The official confirmed opposition claims that the town of Chaghcharan, the capital of Ghowr province, was seized by opposition forces over the past 48 hours.
Ghowr Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
Ghowr (sometimes spelled Ghor) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
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.
Ghowr was also the centre of the Ghurid dynasty in the 12th and 13th century.
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