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Subject: Karukh District, Herat Province, Azizabad, Herat, Balūchī, Herat, Farsi, Afghanistan
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Karukh is located in Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Country  Afghanistan
Province Herat Province
District Karukh District
Elevation 4,330 ft (1,320 m)
Time zone UTC+4:30

Karukh is a town and the center of Karukh District, Herat Province, Afghanistan. The population is more than 18,800 people. The town is located at at 1320 m altitude, 50 km northeast of Herat.
Karukh’s busy bazaar is continuously mentioned in travelogues down through the centuries. The shrine of Hazrat Alla Berdi, Sufi ul-Islam, stands there (see the photo here).


  • [1] Nancy Dupree "A historical guide to Afghanistan"
  • [2] Census Data
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