Balkh

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Balkh

بلخ
A mosque in Balkh
A mosque in Balkh
Balkh is located in Afghanistan
Balkh
Balkh
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°45′N 66°54′E / 36.750°N 66.900°E / 36.750; 66.900
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceBalkh 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.