Badakhshan

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Badakhshan,

autonomous province, Tajikistan: see Gorno-BadakhsanGorno-Badakhshan
or Badakhshan,
Tajik Kuhistoni Badakhshon, autonomous province (1991 est. pop. 167,100), c.24,600 sq mi (63,710 sq km), roughly constituting the eastern half of Tajikistan, in the Pamir.
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Badakhshan

(bädäkhshän`, bədəkhshän`), province (1979 est. pop. 497,000), 17,011 sq mi (44,059 sq km), extreme NE Afghanistan, between the Hindu Kush Mts. and the Amu Darya River. The capital is FaizabadFaizabad
or Feyzabad
, city (1992 est. pop. 9,098), capital of Badakhshan prov., NE Afghanistan, on the Kokcha River. The chief commercial and administrative center of NE Afghanistan and the Pamir region, Faizabad also has rice and flour mills.
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. Renowned for its mineral wealth, it is the world's chief source of lapis lazuli, a semiprecious stone. The deposits have been worked for more than 3,000 years. Rubies, emeralds, amethysts, and gold have also been mined. Mountain goats and the famed Marco Polo wild sheep are hunted in the province. Some agriculture and sheep and goat herding are also practiced. In 1859 it became a part of Afghanistan. Badhakshan's most distinctive feature is the Vakhan (Wakhan Corridor), a long narrow panhandle that passes between Tajikistan in the north and Pakistan in the south, linking Afghanistan with the XinjiangXinjiang
or Sinkiang
[Chinese,=new frontier], officially Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Mandarin Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu), autonomous region (2010 pop. 21,813,334), c.637,000 sq mi (1,650,257 sq km), NW China.
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 region in China. Badakhshan was once part of the ancient Greek kingdom of BactriaBactria
, ancient Greek kingdom in central Asia. Its capital was Bactra, present-day Balkh in N Afghanistan. Before the Greek conquest, the region was an eastern province of the Persian Empire.
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. Many of its inhabitants are Tajiks.
References in classic literature ?
At least no living man could ascertain whether it was by way of Balkh, Badakshan, Chitral, Beluchistan, or Nepaul, or anywhere else.
Kabul -- US conducted a drone strike in Afghanistan's area of Badakshan against suspected Taliban hideouts on Tuesday killed eight, according to media reports.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Brigadier General Abdul Kaliq Aqsa has been appointed as the new security chief of the northeastern Badakshan province.
Chinese engagement on the Afghan side of the border as well as closer military cooperation with Tajikistan appeared to be driven by concern in Beijing that Uyghur militants had moved from Pakistan into Badakshan, a region in northern Afghanistan that borders on China and the Central Asian state.
Born in the Shugnan District of Badakshan in 1940, Honaliev graduated from Tajik State University's Economics Faculty in 1965, worked for several years in the Human Resources Department of Shirin, a candy factory in Dushanbe, then went to work for SOPS, simultaneously pursuing graduate work under Narzikulov.
The operations were conducted in the Khogyani district of Nangarhar province, Shegal, Nari districts of Kunar province, Ab Band district of Ghazni province, Kurkh district of Herat province, Dandi-iGhori locality of Baghlan, Tushkan district of Badakshan and Helmand provinces, said a statement by the MoD.
The insurgents took over the centre of Yamgan district in Badakshan
The Gorno Badakshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) makes up roughly 45 percent of Tajikistan's territory, but is home to only 3 percent of the population.
This state was once an old country with its borders extending up to Badakshan and Bashagal in the North West and the Kunar valley in the south all the way to Bilam and Chaghasswari.
They are behind the almost daily crimes in Kunduz, Badakshan, Baghlan, Parwan and Bamyan provinces.
Almost simultaneously, there have been clashes between Afghan security and police forces with the Taliban in the northern provinces of Kunar, Kunduz, Badakshan, Balkh, and Zabul.
The Badakshan gold project, in that province, awarded to Turkish-Afghan Mining Co.