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Shirbarghan (shērbärˈgän) [key], city (1981 est. pop. 19,500), capital of Jozjan (Jowzjan) prov., N Afghanistan. It is a market for agricultural produce and Karakul lamb skins and is the site of an ancient citadel.

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