Hazarajat

The Hazarajat (Persian: هزاره ‌جات‎, Hazaragi: آزره ‌جات, also referred to as Hazaristan) is the homeland of the Hazara people, and lies in the central highlands of Afghanistan, among the Koh-i-Baba mountains and the western extremities of the Hindu Kush. Its physical boundaries, however, are roughly marked by the Bamiyan Basin to the north, the headwaters of the Helmand River to the south, Firuzkuh (Turquoise Mountain) to the west, and the Unai Pass to the east. Its boundaries have historically been inexact and shifting due to regular invasions by Pashtun tribes. It is made up of the three central provinces of Bamyan and Daykundi and includes large areas of Maidan Wardak, Helmand, Ghazni, Orūzgān, Sar-e Pol, Samangan, Ghowr and Parvan provinces. The region has also been known as Paropamizan.

Read more about Hazarajat:  History, Etymology and Usage, Health, Provinces

Other articles related to "hazarajat":

Hazara People - History - 21st Century
... one of the poorest countries in the world, the Hazarajat region has been kept even more from improvements by past governments ... which little was done in central Afghanistan Hazarajat ... to region depending on the season) are allowed to use Hazarajat pastures during the summer season ...
Hazara People - History
... Mohammad Khan's in the 19th century, Hazaras from Hazarajat began to be taxed for the first time ... Anglo-Afghan War ended in 1880, Abdur Rahman Khan set out a goal to bring Hazarajat and Kafiristan under his control ... He launched several campaigns in Hazarajat due to resistance from the Hazaras in which his forces committed atrocities ...
Hezbe Wahdat - Background
... the collapse of the pro-Soviet Kabul government in the Hazarajat in 1979, the region fell under the control of Shuray-e Ittefaq, a hastily assembled region-wide ... elimination of any presence of the Kabul government within the entire Hazarajat region Henceforth Bamyan was the centre of important political developments ... efforts was that it was essentially a process initiated from within the Hazarajat region ...
Hazara People - History - 20th Century
... During the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Hazarajat region did not see as much heavy fighting like other regions of Afghanistan ... By 1979, the Iran-backed Islamist groups liberated Hazarajat from the central Soviet-backed Afghan government and later took entire control of Hazarajat away from the secularists ... However, it was too late and despite the fierce resistance Hazarajat fell to the Taliban by 1998 ...
Hazarajat - Provinces
... Provinces which are part of Hazarajat (as whole or partially) Province Capital ISO 3166-2AF Provincial capital Province population Province Area (km ...