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Somochak Destination Guide

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Somochak in the region of Kabul is a place located in Afghanistan - some 12 mi (or 19 km) North-West of Kabul, the country's capital.

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Local time in Somochak is now 05:17 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kabul" with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Zarshakh, Somochak, Paghman, Mir Bachah Kot, Mehtar Lam or Chandal Ba'i. When in this area, you might want to check out as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Videos

Approach and Landing in Kabul - Afghanis...

14:26 min ( February 25, 2011 by ilovewadi)
Views: 4,760 - Rating: 5/5

Wide body aircraft cockpit view GoPro HD

Man vs Bull

00:30 min ( June 28, 2010 by madilmushtaq)
Views: 839 - Rating: 5/5

I made this video at fortress stadium Joy land


Kaboul cité interdite - 01

09:23 min ( February 15, 2009 by TDHSRILANKA)
Views: 9,778 - Rating: 4.71429/5

Kaboul, cité interdite - 01 En 2001, alors que les attentats du 11 septembre n'avaient pas encore eu lieu, les Talibans faisaient régner la terreur en Afghanistan. Deux journalistes français avaien...

IDPs camp in Kabul

04:42 min ( January 03, 2011 by mkrtjp)
Views: 1,131 - Rating: 0/5

Kabul, capital city of Afghanistan, this city is getting larger year by year. Not only returnee refugee, but also job seekers all over the country gathering Kabul. Kote-Sangi is one of place that jobl...


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Interesting facts about this location

Paghman

Paghman is a town in the hills near Afghanistan's capital of Kabul. It is the center of the Paghman District which has a population of about 120,000 (2002 official UNHCR est. ), of which 70% are Pashtuns and 30% Tajiks. The Paghman District is situated in the western part of Kabul Province. The Paghman Gardens is the major attraction for which Paghman was once called the capital garden of Afghanistan.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.61, 69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Kabul Province

Polytechnical University of Kabul

Kabul Polytechnic is a university located in Kabul, Afghanistan and was established in 1963 in Karte Mamourin area beside the Intercontinental Hotel. The university has three faculties with 19 sub-departments, including 11 professional and 8 general subject departments. In June 2002, the first government of Afghanistan was formed by the Loya Jirga which took place at a tent on the campus of the Polytechnical University.

More reading: Polytechnical University of Kabul homepage
Located at 34.61, 69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Education in Kabul, Educational institutions established in 1963, Universities in Afghanistan

Hotel Inter-Continental Kabul

The Inter-Continental (also known as the Inter-Con) is a three star hotel located in the Kârte Parwân neighbourhood in western Kabul, Afghanistan. It served as the nation's first international luxury hotel, one of the most visited by foreigners since its opening in 1969. The hotel has 200 rooms and is equipped with a swimming pool, a gym, and about four restaurants for dine in or room service.

More reading: Hotel Inter-Continental Kabul homepage
Located at 34.61, 69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures completed in 1969, Buildings and structures in Kabul, History of Kabul, Hotels established in 1969, Hotels in Kabul, InterContinental hotels

Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani

Sayyid Jamāl ad-Dīn al-Afghānī, also known as Sayyid Jamāl ad-Dīn Asadābādī, and commonly known as Al-Afghani (1838/1839 – March 9, 1897), was a political activist and Islamic ideologist in the Muslim world during the late 19th century, particularly in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe. One of the founders of Islamic Modernism and an advocate of Pan-Islamic unity, he has been described as "less interested in theology than he was in organizing a Muslim response to Western pressure."

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.61, 69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:1838 births, 1897 deaths, Al-Nahda, History of civil rights and liberties in Iran, Iranian activists, Iranian emigrants to the Ottoman Empire, Muslim activists

Kabul University

Kabul University (KU) is located in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. It was founded in 1931 but officially opened for classes in 1932. Kabul University is attended by 7,000 students, of which 1,700 are women. Hamidullah Amin is the chancellor of the university. The university is still recovering from the long period of war and chaos in the country. The main building was renovated about 500 meters from the old one, which has almost the same design.

More reading: Kabul University homepage
Located at 34.61, 69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Education in Kabul, Educational institutions established in 1932, Kabul University, Universities in Afghanistan