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Andkhui

Andkhui (əndkhōˈē) [key] or Andkhroy əndkhroiˈ, city (1981 est. pop. 13,500), N Afghanistan, in Faryab province, near the Turkmenistan border. Wool is its chief product, and it has a noted trade in fruits and karakul (Persian lamb) skins. Andkhui is also known for its handwoven rugs. Legend attributes the city's founding to Alexander the Great (4th cent. B.C.). It was subject to the khanate of Bukhara for some time, until a Russo-Afghan boundary commission assigned it to Afghanistan in 1885.

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