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City center of Kabul
City center of Kabul
Coordinates: 34°31′59″N 69°09′58″E / 34.53306°N 69.16611°E / 34.53306; 69.16611Coordinates: 34°31′59″N 69°09′58″E / 34.53306°N 69.16611°E / 34.53306; 69.16611
Country Afghanistan
Province Kabul Province
Population (2008)
 • Metro 2,850,000

Kabul is the capital and the largest city in Afghanistan.

According to a 2012 estimate, the population of the city was around 3,289,000.[1] Ths includes Tajiks, Pashtuns, Hazaras and smaller numbers of Afghans belonging to other ethnic groups.[2] It is the 64th largest and the 5th fastest growing city in the world.[3][4]

It is 1,800 meters, or 5,900 feet above-sea-level. Kabul is over 3,500 years old.

References[change | change source]

  1. Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2012/13, Central Statistics Office Afghanistan. [1]
  2. "2003 National Geographic Population Map" (PDF). Thomas Gouttierre, Center For Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Matthew S. Baker, Stratfor. National Geographic Society. November 2003. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0311/feature2/images/mp_download.2.pdf. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
  3. "Largest cities in the world and their mayors - 1 to 150". City Mayors. 2012-05-17. http://www.citymayors.com/statistics/largest-cities-mayors-1.html. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  4. "World's fastest growing urban areas (1)". City Mayors. 2012-05-17. http://www.citymayors.com/statistics/urban_growth1.html. Retrieved 2012-08-17.