Akif is a major Turanian city on the Ilbars River that is characterised by constant caravan travel. It is a popular stopping point for caravans traveling to and from Sultanapur, Shahpur and Aghrapur, either on the overland routes or on the Ilbars River. Great merchant ships do nothing but travel back and forth from Akif to Shahpur, Sultanapur or Aghrapur, making a living ferrying merchandise from caravans who hunger for a boat ride or who do not wish to actually go to the great Turanian cities of the Vilayet for other reasons. The caravan trail from Akif continues on to Fort Wakla deep in the Zuagir territory.
The lord of Akif in Conan's age is Shah Amurath.
source: " Return to the Road of Kings" by Vincent N. Darlage