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29 Facts About Badakhshan
Badakhshan Province is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan.
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The music of Badakhshan is an important part of the region's cultural heritage.
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Badakhshan was an important region when the Silk Road passed through.
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Badakhshan was at that time a land called Ariana vaeqah, and “Varena” in the Avesta refers to a part of Badakhshan in the Khatlon conflict.
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Badakhshan gained its status among the world civilizations with these two types of precious stones, both in the time of the Elamites, in the time of the Maud, and in the time of the Achaemenids.
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Sultan Muhammad of Badakhshan was the last of a series of kings who traced their descent to Alexander the Great.
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Badakhshan returned to Kabul in 1566, when Akbar's troops had left that country, but retreated on being promised tribute.
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Badakhshan's was clever, and had her husband so much in her power that he did nothing without her advice.
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Badakhshan lived out his life at Akbar's court in Lahore where he died in 1589 CE.
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Badakhshan punished marauders of Saki tribe who had desolated Chiab, Takhta Band, Khalpan in Badakhshan.
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In 1759 another enemy appeared led by Kabad Khan the Kataghans attacked Fayzabad, Badakhshan took and put to death Sultan Shah and Turrah Baz Khan.
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Badakhshan regained throne on assassination of Bahadur by his servant.
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Badakhshan recovered arrears of taxes from Chinese settlers and levied payment in advance.
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Badakhshan died in 1815 leaving 5 sons of whom Mir Yar Beg succeeded as ruler.
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Badakhshan visited successively Khulam and Kunduz and was well received.
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Ruler of Badakhshan to furnish suitable contingent in difficulty and to aid Amir of Kabul and to give annual presents.
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Badakhshan's boundaries were decided by the Anglo-Russian agreement of 1873, which expressly acknowledged "Badakhshan with its dependent district Wakhan" as "fully belonging to the Amir of Kabul", and limited it to the left or southern bank of the Amu Darya .
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Consequently, most western part of modern Gorno-Badakhshan became part of Emirate of Bukhara, while most of it became part of Fergana Province of Russian Turkistan.
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In 1890 Qataghan-Badakhshan District was separated from Afghan Turkestan and Qataghan-Badakhshan Province was created.
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In 1963, Badakhshan included the districts of Baghlan, Pul-i-Khumri, Dushi, Dahan-i-Ghori, Kanabad, Andarab, Kunduz, Hazrat-i-Imam, and Taloqan.
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In 1963 Qataghan-Badakhshan Province was abolished and since then the territory was divided into four separate provinces: Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kunduz and Takhar.
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Tajik Badakhshan witnessed fierce fighting during the Tajikistani Civil War in the 1990s.
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