Farah


Farah
(as used in expressions)
Aydid Muhammad Farah
Muhammad Farah Hassan
Farah Nuruddin

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also spelled  Farrah  or  Ferah 

      town, southwestern Afghanistan, on the Farāh River. Usually identified with the ancient town of Phrada, it was once a centre of agriculture and commerce until destroyed by the Mongols in 1221; it later revived but was sacked in 1837 by the Persians. The building of the Kandahār-Herāt road through Farāh in the 1930s and of a bridge over the river (1958) restored some of the town's former importance. Farāh is situated in an exposed position with open desert to the south, making the summers hot and dusty. The people are mostly of Tajik origin.

      Following Soviet (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) military intervention beginning in 1979 and the deployment of Soviet troops between Shīndand and Farāh, the area near Farāh was the scene of heavy fighting. After the Soviet army established a military command and airbase at Shīndand in mid-1980, intermittent Afghan guerrilla activities continued.

      The area around Farāh is a dry region consisting mainly of plains and low mountains, drained by the Farāh and Hārūt rivers. The main occupation is agriculture, based on irrigation waters from the rivers or from underground channels (kārīz). Crops include wheat, cotton, tobacco, and barley. The plains support goats and sheep, whose wool is used for rug and carpet weaving. Pop. (2006 est.) town, 30,200.

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