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SHIBARGHAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 856 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SHIBARGHAN, a town and khanate of Afghan Turkestan. The town lies some 6o m. W. of Balkh, and contains 12,000 inhabitants, Uzbegs and Parsiwans. It has a citadel, but is not otherwise fortified, and is surrounded by good gardens and excellent cultivation. The khanate is one of the " four domains," which were long in dispute between Bokhara and Kabul, but were allotted to the Afghans by the Anglo-Russian boundary agreement of 1873.
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