capital and the largest city of Afghanistan

Kabul is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan.

Pashto: کابل
Presidential Palace
[[File:|Abdul Rahman Mosque|149px]]
Babur Gardens
From top left to right: A mountain behind a built-up neighborhood; The Presidential Palace; Square with a large Soviet microdistrict in the background; Abdul Rahman Mosque; 16th-century Gardens of Babur
Kabul is located in Afghanistan
Kabul is located in Asia
Coordinates: 34°32′N 69°10′E / 34.533°N 69.167°E / 34.533; 69.167
Country Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
No. of districts22
Capital formation1776
 • TypeMunicipality
 • MayorAbdullah Habibzai
 • Total1,023 km2 (395 sq mi)
1,791 m (5,876 ft)
 • Total4,635,000
 • Density4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
 Kabul urban agglomeration
Demonym(s)Kabuli, Kabulite
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Standard Time)
Postal code
100X, 101X, 105X, 106X
Area code(+93) 20

According to a 2012 estimate, the population of the city was around 3,289,000.[1] Ths includes Tajiks, Pashtuns, Hazaras and some other smaller ethnic groups.[2] It is the 64th largest and the 5th fastest growing city in the world.[3][4]

It is 1,800 meters, or 5,900 feet above-sea-level. Kabul is over 3,500 years old.

Districts change

Location of Kabul Municipality within Kabul Province

The city of Kabul is inside Kabul District - a district of Kabul Province. The city is also a municipality (shārwāli) - because it is also capital of a province; That municipality is divided into 22 administrative districts called municipal districts or city districts (nāhia); These districts (are the same, or) coincide with the official Police Districts (PD).[5]

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References change

  1. Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2012/13, Central Statistics Office Afghanistan. [1] Archived 2013-12-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "2003 National Geographic Population Map" (PDF). Thomas Gouttierre, Center For Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Matthew S. Baker, Stratfor. National Geographic Society. November 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
  3. "Largest cities in the world and their mayors - 1 to 150". City Mayors. 2012-05-17. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  4. "World's fastest growing urban areas (1)". City Mayors. 2012-05-17. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  5. Foschini, Fabrizio. "A geographical guide to a metropolis in the making" (PDF). www.afghanistan-analysts.org.