|Elevation||2,536 ft (773 m)|
Lashkar Gah (Pashto: لښکرګاه) (Persian: لشکرگاه), also called Bost, is a city in southern Afghanistan and the capital of Helmand Province. It is located in Lashkar Gah district, and is between the Helmand and Arghandab rivers. The city has a population of 201,546 as of 2006.
Sports[change | edit source]
Football is the popular sport in Lashkar Gah. The Lashkar Gah Football Stadium was rebuilt in 2006. It can hold around 10,000 spectators. Currently, 13 registered cricket teams play at the new Karzai Stadium in Lashkar Gah.
References[change | edit source]
- "B. Demography and Population". United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Afghanistan's Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. http://www.mrrd-nabdp.org/Provincial%20Profiles/Helmand%20PDP%20Provincial%20profile.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
- Stanikzai, Zainullah. "Karzai Stadium reconstructed". Pajhwok Afghan News. http://www.pajhwok.com/en/2009/06/25/karzai-stadium-reconstructed. Retrieved January 13, 2012.