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Explore Shewan in Afghanistan

Shewan in the region of Farah is a place in Afghanistan - some 406 mi or ( 654 km ) West of Kabul , the country's capital city .

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Time in Shewan is now 01:30 AM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Kabul " with a UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Mashhad, Birjand, Shindand, Shewan, and Shakh-e Bala-ye Kanisk. Since you are here already, consider visiting Mashhad . Where to go and what to see in Shewan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Dizak, also known as Ktish after its main stronghold, was a medieval Armenian principality in the historical Artsakh and later one of the five melikdoms of Karabakh, which included the southern third of Khachen and from the 13th century also the canton of Baghk of Syunik. The founder of this principality was Esayi abu-Muse, in the 9th century. In the 16-18th centuries Dizak was ruled by the Armenian Melik-Avanian dynasty, a branch of the House of Syunik-Khachen.

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Located at 32.61 62.52 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: History of Nagorno-Karabakh, Medieval Armenia

Granai airstrike

The Granai airstrike, sometimes called the Granai massacre, refers to the killing of approximately 86 to 147 Afghan civilians, mostly women and children, by an airstrike by a B-1 Bomber on May 4, 2009, in the village of Granai (sometimes spelled Garani or Gerani) in Farah Province, south of Herat, Afghanistan.

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Located at 32.62 62.44 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: 2009 in Afghanistan, Airstrikes, Civilian casualties in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), History of Farah Province, Massacres in Afghanistan, United States military scandals, War in Afghanistan (2001–present) casualties

Lor Koh

Lor Koh is a mountain southeast of the city of Farah in western Afghanistan. The mountain was renamed Sharafat Koh (Honor Mountain) by the Afghan mujahideen after they established a stronghold there in 1979. The Afghan communists referred to the mountain as Mordar Koh (Filthy Mountain).

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Located at 32.47 62.67 (Lat./Long.); Less than 25 km away
Tags: Farah Province, Mountains of Afghanistan