Khwahan, Afghanistan

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Khawan is located in Afghanistan
Location of Khwahan in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 37°53′19″N 70°13′10″E / 37.88861°N 70.21944°E / 37.88861; 70.21944Coordinates: 37°53′19″N 70°13′10″E / 37.88861°N 70.21944°E / 37.88861; 70.21944
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceBadakhshan Province
3,412 ft (1,040 m)
Time zone+4.30
 • Summer (DST)+4.30

Khwahan (Persian: خواهان‎)/(Tajik: Хоҳон) is the name of a district, a fort and a town in Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan.[1] They are all located on the left bank of the Panj River, sub-regions of Darwaz.[2]

شهر خواهان ,شهرستان خواهان Khvahan city, khwahan county
Friendship Bridge between  Afghanistan and  Tajikistan In Khwahan region's and Shuro-obod, Пули дусти миёни Афғонистону, Тоҷикистон Дар мантиқаи Хвоҳон ва Шӯрообод .پل دوستی بین افغانستان و تاجیکستان در منطقه خواهان و شوراآباد.

The fort is made of mud, in the shape of a square with three bastions on each face, with a capacity of 500 to 600 individuals, it is similar to most other forts in the area. For about two miles in each direction is cultivated land.[2]

The village contained roughly 160 houses around the turn of the 20th century.[2]


  1. ^ "NGA GeoName Database". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  2. ^ a b c Adamec, Ludwig W., ed. (1972). Historical and Political Gazetteer of Afghanistan. 1. Graz, Austria: Akadamische Druck-u. Verlangsanstalt. pp. 107–108.

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