kabul


kabul

noun

  1. a city in and the capital of Afghanistan, in the NE part.
  2. a river flowing E from NE Afghanistan to the Indus River in Pakistan. 360 miles (580 km) long.

noun

  1. a republic in central Asia, NW of India and E of Iran. 250,000 sq. mi. (647,500 sq. km). Capital: Kabul.

noun

  1. the capital of Afghanistan, in the northeast of the country at an altitude of 1800 m (5900 ft) on the Kabul River : over 3000 years old, with a strategic position commanding passes through the Hindu Kush and main routes to the Khyber Pass; destroyed and rebuilt many times; capital of the Mogul Empire from 1504 until 1738 and of Afghanistan from 1773; university (1932). Pop: 3 288 000 (2005 est)
  2. a river in Afghanistan and Pakistan, rising in the Hindu Kush and flowing east into the Indus at Attock, Pakistan. Length: 700 km (435 miles)

noun

  1. a republic in central Asia: became independent in 1919; occupied by Soviet troops, 1979–89; controlled by mujaheddin forces from 1992 until 1996 when Taliban forces seized power; in the US-led `war on terror’ (2001) the Taliban were overthrown and replaced by an interim administration, although the Taliban insurgency continues; generally arid and mountainous, with the Hindu Kush range rising over 7500 m (25 000 ft) and fertile valleys of the Amu Darya, Helmand, and Kabul Rivers. Official languages: Pashto and Dari (Persian), Tajik also widely spoken. Religion: Muslim. Currency: afghani. Capital: Kabul. Pop: 31 108 077 (2013 est). Area: 657 500 sq km (250 000 sq miles)

capital of Afghanistan, named for its river, which carries a name of unknown origin.

Capital of Afghanistan and largest city in the country, located in eastern Afghanistan.

Republic in south-central Asia, bordered by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north, China to the northeast, Pakistan to the east and south, and Iran to the west. Kabul is its capital and largest city.

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