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or Qan·da·har  (kŭn′də-här′, kän′-)
A city of southeast Afghanistan near the Pakistani border southwest of Kabul. Perhaps founded by Alexander the Great in the fourth century bc, the city has long been important for its strategic location on the trade routes of central Asia.


(Placename) a city in S Afghanistan: an important trading centre, built by Ahmad Shah Durrani (1724–73) as his capital on the site of several former cities. Pop: 436 000 (2005 est)


(ˌkʌn dəˈhɑr)

a city in S Afghanistan. 178,409.
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Noun1.Kandahar - a city in southern AfghanistanKandahar - a city in southern Afghanistan; an important trading center
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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Essays on routes, markets, and merchants begin with two well-focused articles concerning the overland trade from Agra through Lahore and Quandahar to Isfahan, the crossroads town from which caravans traded with Bagdad, Aleppo, and Constantinople.