Baraki Barak
برکی برک
Baraki Barak is located in Afghanistan
Baraki Barak
Baraki Barak
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 33°58′9″N 68°56′41″E / 33.96917°N 68.94472°E / 33.96917; 68.94472
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceLogar Province
DistrictBaraki Barak District
6,293 ft (1,918 m)
 • Total22,622
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5:30 (IRDT)

Barakī Barak (Dari/Pashto: برکی برک) is a town and the center of Baraki Barak District, Logar Province, Afghanistan.[1] It was also the former capital of Logar Province. The town is in a mountainous area in the valley of the Logar River.[2] The main road Ghazni-Kabul passes about 20 km to the West of the town. The town is named after the historical Ormur tribe, also locally known as Baraki.


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

See also


  1. ^ Baraki Barak can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3370249" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ Adamec, Ludwig W. (1985). Historical and political gazetteer of Afghanistan, Volume 6. Akadem. Druck- u. Verlagsanst. p. 92. ISBN 978-3-201-01272-0.