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Kandahar Destination Guide

Explore Kandahar in Afghanistan.

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Kandahar in the region of Kandahār with it's 391,190 inhabitants is a town in Afghanistan - some 284 mi (or 457 km) South-West of Kabul, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Kandahar in Afghanistan

Current time in Kandahar is now 08:07 PM (Wednesday). 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: Ziarat-e Shah Maqsud, Zalah Khan, Temuriyan, Bala Deh-e Sufla, Sikh Chala-ye 'Ulya or Shahr-e Now. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Zakir-e Sharif, Yakh Karez, Walakan, Sikh Chala-ye Sufla, Shayr-e Surkh and Babasakhib. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

38°C / 101 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Evening Temperature 37°C / 99 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 15%
Air Pressure 881 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Thursday, 24th of August 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 32°C (89 °F)
Night: 16°C (61 °F)
Friday, 25th of August 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 31°C (87 °F)
Night: 15°C (59 °F)
Saturday, 26th of August 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 30°C (85 °F)
Night: 14°C (58 °F)

Videos

Walking in Kandahar-3

03:09 min ( November 01, 2011 by mkrtjp)
Views: 4,018 - Rating: 5/5

Nothing special. Men playing card game at chai-khana (tea house). In Kandahar we can't see tall buildings. most of them destroyed

Kandahar city

08:22 min ( December 19, 2010 by mkrtjp)
Views: 7,092 - Rating: 4.69231/5

Usual lives of Kandahar city. Nov.2010


NATO in Afghanistan - Kandahar's female ...

03:10 min ( March 08, 2012 by NATOCOMMUNITY)
Views: 6,874 - Rating: 4.63636/5

In the heart of the war-torn southern city of Kandahar, a team of Afghan women have swapped their burkas for police uniforms. They understand the risk they're taking but they're determined to work to ...

Kandahar Rocket Attacks

00:15 min ( August 26, 2009 by Alex Strick van Linschoten)
Views: 3,731 - Rating: 1/5

One, possibly two, rocket attacks hit Kandahar City tonight, just one day after massive explosions a little up the street that killed over 40 people. An hour after tonight's strike the building was st...


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Interesting facts about this location

Ahmad Shah Durrani

Ahmad Shāh Durrānī (1722 – 16 October 1772), also known as Ahmad Khān Abdālī, was the founder of the Durrani Empire and is regarded to be the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan. Ahmad Shah enlisted as a young soldier in the military of the Afsharid kingdom and quickly rose to become a commander of four thousand Abdali Pashtun soldiers. After the death of Nader Shah Afshar of Persia in June 1747, Abdali became the Emir of Khorasan.

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Located at 31.61, 65.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1722 births, 1772 deaths, 18th-century Afghan people, Afghan Muslims, Afghan poets, Durrani Empire, Emirs of Afghanistan, Pashto-language poets, Pashtun people, People from Herat, People from Multan

Kandahar District

Kandahar District is situated in the central part of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, surrounding the city of Kandahar. It borders with Panjwai District to the west, Arghandab District to the north, Shah Wali Kot District to the northeast and Daman District to the east and south. The population is 468,200 (2006). The district center is the city of Kandahar. In March 2009, the Dand District Centre was destroyed by a suicide bombing of two Taliban insurgents.

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Located at 31.61, 65.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Districts of Kandahar Province

Karz

Karz is a village in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, near the city of Kandahar. The Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, is from Karz.

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Located at 31.61, 65.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Kandahar Province

Camp Nathan Smith

Camp Nathan Smith is an American military base in Kandahar City, Afghanistan. Originally, it was an abandoned fruit factory. In November 2003, it was built and operated by the US Army Soldiers of Charlie Battery, 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It was turned over to the Canadian Military in 2005, and named after Private Nathan Smith of the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

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Located at 31.61, 65.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Military bases of the United States in Afghanistan

Arghandab, Afghanistan

The town of Arghandab is the center of Arghandab District in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan in the valley of Arghandab River northwest from Kandahar. It is located on {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:31.6547|N|65.6494|E||||| | |name= }} at an elevation of 1,112 metres .

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Located at 31.61, 65.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Kandahar Province

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