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A mosque in Balkh
A mosque in Balkh
Balkh is located in Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°45′N 66°54′E / 36.750°N 66.900°E / 36.750; 66.900
Country  Afghanistan
Province Balkh Province
Elevation 1,198 ft (365 m)
Population (2006)
 • City 77,000
Time zone + 4.30

Balkh (Persian: بلخ‎) is a city in Balkh Province of Afghanistan. It was a big city hundreds of years ago, but it was ruined by Mongols.[source?] It was not ruined forever, though. In 1850 it was captured by Dost Mohammad Khan.[1]

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  1. "Persia, Arabia, etc". World Digital Library. 1852. Retrieved 2013-07-27.