- a town in N Afghanistan: capital of ancient Bactria; center of Zoroastrianism.
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Contemporary Examples of balkh
After a brief visit to his family in Pakistan, he is now serving as the shadow governor of the key northern province of Balkh.Freed Taliban Prisoners in Pakistan and Afghanistan Return to Jihad
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December 6, 2013
Historical Examples of balkh
Balkh and Bokhara there meet Bengal and Bombay, and try to draw eye-teeth.
There is therefore no difficulty in accepting Balkh as the Greek Baktria.
Idrisi says this mountain was "on the road to Balkh, in the direction of Asfaran."
Such is the general system of the Balkh communications with Kabul.
The ancient Khulm (50 miles east of Balkh) was included in Badakshan.
- a region of N Afghanistan, corresponding to ancient Bactria. Chief town: Mazar-i-Sharif