Qandahar (Candahar - Kandahar)

Qandahar (Candahar - Kandahar)

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Qandahar (also spelled as Kandahar or Candahar) is Afghanistan's most important commercial center. It lies on a fertile plain, which is irrigated for the agriculture. Some of the most important products that come from the region include fruit, grain, tobacco, silk, cotton, and wool. There are several fruit processing and canning plants in Qandahar, as well as some textile mills.

Qandahar was once surrounded by a thick, mud city wall, remnants of which can still be seen. Other interesting sights include various bustling bazaars and the tomb of Afghanistan's first emir, Ahmad Shah. The ruins of the original city, which was destroyed by the Turkoman ruler Nadir Shah in 1738, are nearby. There are also some beautiful mosques in Qandahar, but only Muslim's can visit them.

Accommodation is available in the city. Qandahar is the capital of Qandahar Province in southern Afghanistan, some 460 km southwest of Kabul.

Because of the current situation in Afghanistan it is not recommended to travel to Qandahar (Candahar - Kandahar), or any other destination in Afghanistan at this moment.

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Latitude:    n/a
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Elevation:  1,006 m (3301 ft.)

Population: 200,000
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Hours from UTC: 4:30
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City phone code: n/a
Country phone code: 93

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