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SARIPUL, or SIRIFUL

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 219 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SARIPUL, or SIRIFUL, a town and khanate of Afghan Turkestan. The town lies roo m. S.W. of Balkh; estimated pop. 18,000. Two-thirds of the people are Uzbegs and the rest Hazaras. The khanate, which lies between Balkh and Maimana, is one of the " four domains " which were in dispute between Bokhara and Kabul, and were allotted to the Afghans by the Anglo-Russian boundary agreement of 1873.
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