town, eastern Afghanistan, located on a high plain at an elevation of 7,550 feet (2,300 m), near the Jolgeh-ye Janubi River. Gardeyz is a trade centre for lumber produced in the area and is connected by roads with Kabul, the nation's capital, 60 miles (100 km) north, and Ghazni. Old trade routes lead from the town to northwestern Pakistan. Pop. (2006 est.) 20,000.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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