The town is in a mountainous area in the valley of the Logar River. 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.
- 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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