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A mosque in Balkh
|Elevation||1,198 ft (365 m)|
|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.