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Qizil Qal'ah in the region of Balkh is a town in Afghanistan - some 211 mi (or 340 km) North-West of Kabul, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Qizil Qal'ah is now 02:28 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kabul" with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Timur Saray, Stin, Shibirghan, Mazari Sharif, Kabul or Now Warid. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Wahanah Nowroz, Wahanah Now Warid, Shaykh Tash Timur, Sabzi Kar, Qizil Qal'ah and Mashhur. We also found some pictures.




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Interesting facts about this location

Balkh

Balkh was an ancient city and centre of Zoroastrianism in what is northern Afghanistan. Today it is a small town in the province of Balkh, about 20 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital, Mazar-e Sharif, and some 74 km south of the Amu Darya. It was one of the major cities of Khorasan. Marco Polo described Balkh as a "noble and great city". The ancient city of Balkh was under the Greeks renamed Bactra, giving its name to Bactria.

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Located at 36.83, 66.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Buddhism in Afghanistan, Buddhist art and culture, Districts of Balkh Province, Former populated places in Afghanistan, Historical regions of Afghanistan, History of Iran, Populated places along the Silk Road, Populated places established in the 2nd millennium BC, Populated places in Balkh Province

Charbolak District

Charbolak (or Chahar Bolak or Char Bolak) district is located in the western part of Balkh Province. Its capital is the village of Charbolak, 40 km northwest of Mazari Sharif. The majority of the population is Pashtun. The previous name of this district was Adina Masjid (آدینه‌ مسجد), which was changed to Char Bolak during the Pashtunisation policy of Mohammad Gul Khan Momand.

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Located at 36.83, 66.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Districts of Balkh Province

Eucratideia

Eucratideia was an ancient town in Bactria mentioned by a few ancient writers. It was most likely a foundation of Eucratides I who is the more important ruler of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom with the name Eucratides. Not much is known about this city and it might be just a renaming of an already existing town rather than a new foundation. Renaming of cities was a common practise in the ancient world.

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Located at 36.83, 66.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Bactria

Haji Piyada

Haji Piyada Mosque ḤĀJI PIĀDA or Noh Gonbad Mosque, a Samanid-style building in Balkh province of northern Afghanistan. Built in the ninth century, it is thought to be the earliest Islamic building in the country. It measures 20 by 20 meters. The outside walls are of mud-brick construction. The interior is divided into nine bays, each originally covered by a dome.

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Located at 36.83, 66.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Afghanistan, Islamic architecture, Mosques in Afghanistan

Dilbarjin

Dilbarjin (Delbarjin) is the modern name for the remains of an ancient town in modern (northern) Afghanistan. The town was perhaps founded in the time of the Achaemenid Empire. Under the Kushan Empire it became a major local centre. After the Indo-Sassanids the town was abandoned. The town proper was about 390 x 390 m big. Dilbarjin had a city wall built under the Kushan rule. In the middle of the town there was a round citadel, built at about the same time.

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Located at 36.83, 66.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Afghanistan, Kushan Empire