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Kabul

[kah-boo l, -buh l, kuh-bool] /ˈkɑ bʊl, -bəl, kəˈbul/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Afghanistan, in the NE part.
2.
a river flowing E from NE Afghanistan to the Indus River in Pakistan. 360 miles (580 km) long.
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Kabul

/kəˈbʊl; ˈkɑːbəl/
noun
1.
the capital of Afghanistan, in the northeast of the country at an altitude of 1800 m (5900 ft) on the Kabul River: over 3000 years old, with a strategic position commanding passes through the Hindu Kush and main routes to the Khyber Pass; destroyed and rebuilt many times; capital of the Mogul Empire from 1504 until 1738 and of Afghanistan from 1773; university (1932). Pop: 3 288 000 (2005 est)
2.
a river in Afghanistan and Pakistan, rising in the Hindu Kush and flowing east into the Indus at Attock, Pakistan. Length: 700 km (435 miles)
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Kabul

capital of Afghanistan, named for its river, which carries a name of unknown origin.

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Kabul [(kah-bool, kuh-boohl)]

Capital of Afghanistan and largest city in the country, located in eastern Afghanistan.

Note: Strategically situated in a high, narrow valley wedged between two mountain ranges, it is near the main approaches to the Khyber Pass, an old trade and invasion route.
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