KABUL (Kābol), city in eastern Afghanistan (lat 34°31′00″ N, long 69°11′00″ E), also the name of its province and a river (see KABUL RIVER). The city is the political capital of Afghanistan and has for more than two centuries been its major city.

i. Geography of the province.

ii. Historical geography.

iii. History from the 16th century to the accession of Ẓāher Shah.

iv. Urban politics since Ẓāher Shah.

v. Monuments

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Originally Published: December 15, 2009

Last Updated: April 19, 2012

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