Sites & cities that bear the name of Hulbuk


Today in : Tajikistan
First trace of activity : ca. 9th century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Vose', Ҳулбук

Description : Hulbuk (Tajik: Ҳулбук, formerly Vose') is the capital of the Vose' District of the Khatlon Region, Tajikistan. It had an estimated population of 24,500 as of 2020. It is located in the southern portion of Tajikistan 26 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Kulob and 174 km (108 mi) south of Dushanbe. It is suspected that Hulbuk, a medieval town, housed the Banijurids, a Turco-Iranian dynasty from the eastern region of Central Asia. Hulbuk allegedly facilitated a rich and powerful court suspected by the palatial and monumental architecture found in the region. In 1953 the initial excavation took place for more than 40 years and uncovered a citadel. Unfortunately no topographical map has been drawn of the site. The citadel is thought to be built as a stronghold, lending support that it was used by the dynasty.

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