Bactra



ancient name of Balkh.
an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains.
Capital: Bactra.
Historical Examples

But we ask how they could exist here at all, supposing even Bactra to be beyond the limits of the habitable globe.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume I (of 3) Strabo

He died on February 21, 1879, hard by the city of Bactra, the modern Balkh.
The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) John Holland Rose

noun
an ancient country of SW Asia, between the Hindu Kush mountains and the Oxus River: forms the present Balkh region in N Afghanistan

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