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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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You always need time to settle into a new team, a different system and adapt yourself," said Kaboul, who joined Sunderland this summer in a PS3m, three-year deal from Tottenham Hotspur, where he had been forced to train on his own.
He's been positive," said Younes Kaboul, who misses today's game through injury.
And such were the Tottenham's troubles that defenders Jan Vertonghen and Younes Kaboul started fighting with each other as they struggled to cope with Sean Dyche's side.
Le chef des services de renseignement afghans (NDS) a ete transfere dans un hopital militaire americain pres de Kaboul oE il demeurait dans un etat stable au lendemain d'une tentative d'assassinat par les talibans, ont indique hier vendredi la force de l'Otan et des responsables de la securite afghane.
YOUNES KABOUL says Spurs are after third spot to ensure Champions League football next season.
YOUNES KABOUL insists he is glad Harry Redknapp is still on his side at Tottenham - rather than trying to mastermind France's Euro 2012 downfall as England boss.
TOTTENHAM manager Harry Redknapp slammed Younes Kaboul for his "stupid" dismissal in yesterday's 2-0 win over Newcastle.
YOUNES KABOUL could still be set to join PORTSMOUTH after his agent revealed the Frenchman has turned down Sunderland.
Spurs paid Auxerre around pounds 8million for Kaboul a year ago only for new boss Juande Ramos to largely leave him out of the side.
It is understood Steed Malbranque, Younes Kaboul and Teemu Tainio are due in the north-east for their own talks.
TOTTENHAM defender Younes Kaboul has launched an astonishing attack on manager Juande Ramos.
TOTTENHAM defender Younes Kaboul has launched an astonishing attack on manager Juande Ramos, claiming their Carling Cup triumph was "nothing to do with him" and that they would still have won it under former boss Martin Jol.