The Farah River (Pashto: د فراه سیند‎; Persian: فراه رود‎) is a river in western Afghanistan. The river originates in the Band-e Bayan Range in the eastern part of Ghor Province, and flows for 560 km to the Helmand swamps on the Afghanistan-Iran border. The city of Farah is located on the river, where in the dry season, it has a width of around 140 metres and a depth of around 60 cm.[1] The lower valley of the Farah Rud is fertile and well cultivated.[1]


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  1. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Farah" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 10 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 175.

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