HELMAND RIVER (Av. Haētumant; modern usage, Hirmand, Halmand), the border river of Afghanistan and Persia. It originates in the mountains in the Hazārajāt (q.v) and flows into the Sistān in southeastern Persia and finally drains into the Hāmun Lake (q.v.).
(M. Jamil Hanifi and EIr, Gherardo Gnoli, C. Edmund Bosworth, Arash Khazeni)
Originally Published: December 15, 2003
Last Updated: March 22, 2012
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