Afsharid dynasty

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The Afsharid dynasty
دودمان افشار



Flag Coat of arms
Afsharid Kingdom before the conquest of India, Oman, and Northern Central Asia
Capital Mashhad
Language(s) Turkish, Persian
Government Monarchy
Shah Nader Shah (first)
Shahrokh (last)
 - Afsharid dynasty begins 1736
 - Afsharid dynasty ends 1796

The Afsharids (Turkish: Afşar Hanedanı, Persian: افشاریان) was an Iranian dynasty between 1736 and 1796 in Iran. The origin of the Afsharids shahs lay in the province of Khorasan in Iran. Founder of this Empire was Nader Shah Afshar.

The Afsharid Empire was the greatest dynasty in Iran after Islam.

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