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Shur Bulaq Destination Guide

Touring Shur Bulaq in Afghanistan.

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Shur Bulaq in the region of Balkh is located in Afghanistan - some 177 mi (or 286 km) North-West of Kabul, the country's capital city.

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Time in Shur Bulaq is now 08:53 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kabul" with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Yek Kowtal, Sultanbaba-Alisher, Shah Anjir, Shadian, Qaflan Darah or Dushanbe. Being here already, consider visiting Tandorak, Shur Bulaq, Rijan, Qaburghah, Pakbar and Chahar Malah. We also found some pictures.




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Interesting facts about this location

Shurab, Afghanistan

Shurab is a town in Balkh Province, Afghanistan.

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Located at 36.48, 67.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Balkh Province

Balūchī, Sar-e Pol

Balūchī (also Balowchi) is a town in Sar-e Pol Province, Afghanistan.

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Located at 36.48, 67.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Sar-e Pol Province

Battle of Qala-i-Jangi

The Battle of Qala-i-Jangi (also incorrectly referred to as the Battle of Mazar-i-Sharif) took place between November 25 and December 1, 2001, in Northern Afghanistan, following the invasion by United States forces to try to overthrow the Taliban, which it had accused of harboring Al-Qaeda operatives.

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Located at 36.48, 67.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:2001 in Afghanistan, Afghan Civil War, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United Kingdom, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United States, Conflicts in 2001, History of Balkh Province, Operations involving American special forces, Prison uprisings

Qala-i-Jangi

Qala-i-Jangi is a 19th century fortress located near Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. It is known for being the site of a bloody 2001 Taliban uprising named the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi, in which at least 470 people were killed including CIA agent Johnny "Mike" Spann. It served as Northern Alliance General Abdul Rashid Dostum's military garrison during the opening stages of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present).

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Located at 36.48, 67.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Afghanistan

Balkh River

The Balkh River or Balkhab is a river in Balkh Province, Afghanistan. The river rises in the Band-e Amir lakes in the Hindu Kush. In its upper reaches the river is known as the Band-e Amir River (Rud-e Band-e Amir). The river flows west, then north, and terminates in irrigation canals in the area of the cities of Balkh and Mazar-e Sharif or in the desert. In times of exceptional flood the river drains into the lowlands of Turkmenistan.

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Located at 36.48, 67.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:Geography of Balkh Province, Rivers of Afghanistan