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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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But news travels fast in India, and too soon shuffled across the crop-land, bearing a basket of fruits with a box of Kabul grapes and gilt oranges, a white-whiskered servitor - a lean, dry Oorya - begging them to bring the honour of their presence to his mistress, distressed in her mind that the lama had neglected her so long.
Sina well compounded when the moon stands in the proper House; yellow earths I have - arplan from China that makes a man renew his youth and astonish his household; saffron from Kashmir, and the best salep of Kabul.
His people sent over the money and he came back to Kabul with the agent.
Kabul: Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani vowed to shake up security in the capital Kabul in an angry speech on Sunday and denounced a recent surge in Taliban attacks on civilian and military targets as "un-Islamic".
Earlier on Wednesday, gunmen stormed the guesthouse popular with foreigners in Kabul.
The statement further added that a rocket was planted on Kabul-Parwan highway to carry out an attack on Kabul city.
Emirates, a global connector of people and places today commenced its newest service, to Kabul the capital of Afghanistan.
Kabul, Jumada I 11, 1435, Mar 12, 2014, SPA -- The Canadian flag was lowed Wednesday at the Kabul headquarters of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), as the country ended its military participation in Afghanistan after 12 years.
by Pajhwok Report on 9 September, 2014 - 12:35 KABUL (Pajhwok): The 2015 World Cup will be brought to Kabul ahead of the mega event, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (KUNA) -- At least nine people including a Resolute Support (RS) service member were killed as a result of an attack on a NATO base near Kabul International Airport late Friday, said officials on Saturday.
Only a few days ago an 11-hour gun battle took place to free hostages in a hotel and restaurant at Qargha Lake, north of Kabul, targetted for serving alcohol to foreigners.
According to Reuters, Kabul Police Chief Ayoub Salangi said insurgents positioned the rockets on the eastern outskirts of Kabul.