Bactria is a historic region in Central Asia, along the Silk Road. Currently, it is divided among Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan; part of Turkmenistan is close by to the west. The region is a crossroads and many ethnic groups are represented; the largest group are the Tajiks, and the main local language is the Tajik dialect of Persian.


  • Location:  ,
  • Latitude of center:  36° 45' 29" (36.7581°) north
  • Longitude of center:  66° 53' 56" (66.8989°) east
  • Wikidata:  Bactria
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Bactria

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