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MAIMANA

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 429 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MAIMANA, a town and khanate of Afghan Turkestan. The town is situated loo m. S.W. of Balkh, and only some 25 M. from the frontier of Russian Turkestan. It is about two-thirds the size of Herat, square built and surrounded by a ruined wall and moat. The khanate was for long in dispute between Bokhara and Kabul, but in 1868 Abdur Rahman laid siege to the town, and it was compelled to come to terms. Its political status as an Afghan province was definitely fixed by the Russo-Afghan boundary commission of 1885. The inhabitants are chiefly Uzbegs.
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