or Hari Rud or ancient Arius geographical name river 700 miles (1126 kilometers) NW Afghanistan, NE Iran, & S Turkmenistan flowing W & N into Kara Kum Desert

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  • HariRud — Ha·ri Rud (här ē ro͞odʹ) A river, about 1,126 km (700 mi) long, of northwest Afghanistan, northeast Iran, and southern Turkmenistan. * * * ▪ river, Central Asia in full  Rūdkhāneh ye Harīrūd , Turkmen  Tejen , Latin  Arius        river, Central… …   Universalium

  • Afghanistan — /af gan euh stan /, n. a republic in central Asia, NW of India and E of Iran. 23,738,085; 250,000 sq. mi. (647,500 sq. km). Cap.: Kabul. * * * Afghanistan Introduction Afghanistan Background: Afghanistan s recent history is characterized by war… …   Universalium

  • Herat — /he raht /, n. a city in NW Afghanistan. 62,000. * * * ▪ Afghanistan also spelled  Harāt   city in western Afghanistan, lying on the Harīrūd (river), directly south of the Selseleh ye Safīd Kūh (Paropamisus Range), at an altitude of 3,026 ft (922 …   Universalium

  • Herat — or ancient Aria geographical name city NW Afghanistan on the Harīrūd population 177,300 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Arius — I. biographical name circa A.D. 250 336 Greek theologian II. geographical name see harīrud …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hari Rud — geographical name see Harīrūd …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hari River, Afghanistan — The Hari River (Persian: Rudkhaneh ye Hari Rud sometimes Harirud) is a river flowing 1100 kilometers from the mountains of central Afghanistan to Turkmenistan, where it disappears in the Kara Kum desert. Rud means river in Persian.The river… …   Wikipedia

  • Ghor Province — Geobox|Province country = Afghanistan country name = Ghor native name = غور map caption = Map of Afghanistan with Ghowr highlighted capital = Chaghcharan capital lat d =34 capital long d =65 population as of = 2002 population = 485000 population… …   Wikipedia

  • Asia — /ay zheuh, ay sheuh/, n. a continent bounded by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. 2,896,700,000; ab. 16,000,000 sq. mi. (41,440,000 sq. km). * * * I Largest continent on Earth. It is bounded by the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean …   Universalium

  • Turkmenistan — /terrk me neuh stan , stahn /, n. a republic in central in Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, Iran, and Afghanistan. 4,225,351; 188,417 sq. mi. (488,000 sq. km). Cap.: Ashkhabad. Also called Turkomen. Formerly, Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic. *… …   Universalium

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