Baraki Barak

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Baraki Barak is a town and the center of Baraki Barak District, Logar Province, Afghanistan. It was also the former capital of Logar Province.


The town is in a mountainous area in the valley of the Logar River.[1] The main road Ghazni-Kabul passes about 20 km to the West of the town.


Baraki Barak has historically been home to the Burki/Baraki/Ormuri (known outside Afghanistan as the "Burki") and to other Pashtuns and Tajiks. The town is named after the Baraki people, some of whom still speak the Baraki language; they live to the northwest and west of the town, and also inside the town.

See also



  1. Adamec, Ludwig W. (1985). Historical and political gazetteer of Afghanistan, Volume 6. Akadem. Druck- u. Verlagsanst.. p. 92. ISBN 978-3-201-01272-0.

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