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Kabul
کا‌‌‌پل
Caubul, Cabul, Cabool
Ceety
Kabul is located in Afghanistan
Kabul
Kabul
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°32′N 69°10′E / 34.533°N 69.167°E / 34.533; 69.167
Kintra Banner o Afghanistan Afghanistan
Province Kabul
No. o destricts 18
Government
 • Mayor Muhammad Yunus Nawandish
Area
 • Ceety 275 km2 (106 sq mi)
 • Metro 425 km2 (164 sq mi)
Elevation 1,791 m (5,876 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Metro 3,071,400
 • Demonym Kabuli
  [1]
Time zone Afghanistan Staundart Time (UTC+4:30)
Kabul

Kabul (Persian: کابل Kābol IPA: [kɒːˈbol]; Pashto: کابلKābul IPA: [kɑˈbul];[2] archaic Caubul), is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Afghanistan, locatit in the Kabul Province. Accordin tae the 2008 offeecial estimates, the population o Kabul metropolitan aurie is 2.8 million fowk.[1]

It is an economic an cultural centre, situatit 5,900 ft (1,800 m) abuin sea level in a narrow valley, wedged atween the Hindu Kush muntains alang the Kabul River. The ceety is linked wi Kandahar, Herat an Mazar-e Sharif via a circular hieway that stretches athort the kintra. It is an aa the stairt o the main road tae Jalalabad an further tae Peshawar, Pakistan.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2008/09", Central Statistics Office
  2. Pronunciation in Inglis varies, common are /ˈkɑːbəl/, /ˈkɑːbuːl/, an /kəˈbuːl/. See National Review, November 20, 2002, Merriam-Webster: Kabul