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Qalat (Zabul)

Qalat
قلات
Qalat
Qalat
Location in Afghanistan

Coordinates: 32°6′22″N 66°54′25″E / 32.10611°N 66.90694°E / 32.10611; 66.90694Coordinates: 32°6′22″N 66°54′25″E / 32.10611°N 66.90694°E / 32.10611; 66.90694

Country  Afghanistan
Province Zabul Province
Elevation 5,090 ft (1,550 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 32,000
Time zone UTC+4:30

Qalat (Pashto: قلات‎) is a town in southern Afghanistan and the capital of Zabul Province. It is linked by a highway with Kandahar to the west and Ghazni to the east. In 2006, Zabul's first airstrip was built near Qalat.[1] It is also home to the U.S.-led Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul that assists in development projects and building governance throughout the province.

Other names

Qalat has been known as Qalāt, Qalat-i-Ghilzai, Qalat-i-Tokhi, Kalat, and Kalat-i Naser, Kalat-i Ghiljei.

Notable sites

  • The local skyline is dominated by a fortress constructed by the forces of Alexander the Great(see: Qalat (fortress)).[2]
  • Ghar Bolan Baba, a 730m deep cave historically used for religious purposes[3]

See also

References

External links

  • afgha news - information
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