Gardēz

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Gardēz
ګردېز
City
The Bala Hesar fortress in the center of Gardez City
The Bala Hesar fortress in the center of Gardez City
Gardēz is located in Afghanistan
Gardēz
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 33°36′00″N 69°13′01″E / 33.6°N 69.21694°E / 33.6; 69.21694Coordinates: 33°36′00″N 69°13′01″E / 33.6°N 69.21694°E / 33.6; 69.21694
Country  Afghanistan
Province Paktia Province
Elevation 2,294 m (7,526 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 70,000
Time zone Afghanistan Standard Time (UTC+4:30)

Gardēz (Pashto: ګردېز, Persian: گردیز) is the capital of the Paktiā province of Afghanistan. There are about 70,000 people who live in the Province.[1] Most of the people are Pashtun.[1]

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