Lashkar Gah

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Lashkargah
لښکرګاه
City
Sunset over the Helman River Lashkar Gah Mosque
Lashkar Gah streets Mirwais Nikka Park
From top left to right: Sunset over the Helmand River; Lashkargah Mosque; Lashkargah streets; Mirwais Nika Park.
Lashkargah is located in Afghanistan
Lashkargah
Lashkargah
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 31°34′59″N 64°22′9″E / 31.58306°N 64.36917°E / 31.58306; 64.36917Coordinates: 31°34′59″N 64°22′9″E / 31.58306°N 64.36917°E / 31.58306; 64.36917
Country  Afghanistan
Province Helmand Province
Government
 • Mayor Matiullah Baheer
Elevation 773 m (2,536 ft)
Population (2006)
 • City 201,546
 • Urban 276,831[1]
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Time zone UTC+4:30
Climate BWh
Website www.lashkargahmun.gov.af

Lashkar Gah (Pashto: لښکرګاه) (Persian: لشکرگاه), also called Bost, is a city in southern Afghanistan and the capital of Helmand Province. It is located in Lashkar Gah district, and is between the Helmand and Arghandab rivers. The city has a population of 201,546 as of 2006.[2]

Lashkar Gah is linked by major roads with Kandahar to the east, Zaranj to the west, and Herat to the north-west.

Sports[change | change source]

Football is the popular sport in Lashkar Gah. The Lashkar Gah Football Stadium was rebuilt in 2006. It can hold around 10,000 spectators. Currently, 13 registered cricket teams play at the new Karzai Stadium in Lashkar Gah.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The State of Afghan Cities report2015". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "B. Demography and Population" (PDF). United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2006, Central Statistics Office. Afghanistan's Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  3. Stanikzai, Zainullah. "Karzai Stadium reconstructed". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved January 13, 2012.  Unknown parameter |Jun date= ignored (help)