From Tar Valon Library
Author: Atarah al'Norahn
Basharande was one of the nations of the Free Era. It was located in the northern part of the Westlands. It was one of the then Borderlands, and its northern border touched the mountains in several places, although it also contained a number of southward bulges of varying size. All of the borders that did not reach the mountains were within sight of them. To the east was Elsalam, with Abayan to the southwest and Indrahar and Oburun to the south. Eventually, this area of land became what is now Saldaea.
Basharande was one of the most powerful nations of the Free Era.
By FY 963, Hawkwing had conquered Balasun.
(Reference: The World of Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time")