West Afghanistan

This section covers the Western portion of Afghanistan. This region is inhabitanted by the Farsiwans and the Turkmens and has cultural links with Turkmenistan, but also is influenced by Iran's Khorasan Province, which used to be the ancient name for the whole region of the Afghan nation.

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Herat is a big, relatively wealthy city in western Afghanistan.


Jam is a village in West Afghanistan, best known for the "Minaret of Jam".

Maimana is the capital of Faryab Province in West Afghanistan.

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