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 (kä′bo͝ol, kə-bo͞ol′)
The capital and largest city of Afghanistan, in the eastern part of the country near the border with Pakistan on the Kabul River, about 700 km (435 mi) long. Strategically located and more than 3,000 years old, the city became the capital of Afghanistan in the 1700s.


(kəˈbʊl; ˈkɑːbəl) or


1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) 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)


(ˈkɑ bʊl, -bəl, kəˈbul)

1. the capital of Afghanistan, in the NE part. 913,164.
2. a river flowing E from NE Afghanistan to the Indus River in Pakistan. 360 mi. (580 km) long.
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Noun1.Kabul - the capital and largest city of AfghanistanKabul - the capital and largest city of Afghanistan; located in eastern Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
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There are currently 33 known salt springs in the Krayan: 2 in Long Midang, 1 in Long Api, 2 in Basiuk (Brian Baru), 2 in Lembudud, 1 in Tanjung Karya, 3 in Pa' Betung, 1 in Buduk Kubul (Kurid), 8 at Pa' Kebuan, 1 in Long Umung, 2 Ba' Liku, i at Binuang, and 9 at Long Layu (see Map 1).