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Takatu in the region of Kandahār is a town in Afghanistan - some 268 mi (or 431 km) South-West of Kabul, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Takatu is now 07:49 AM (Tuesday). 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: Tughay, Takatu, Sikh Chala-ye 'Ulya, Shuyin-e Wusta, Shorabgay or Nur Muhammad Khan Shor Ab. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Sayyid 'Alim Kelay, Nurzayo Karez, Mardanzai, Kar Mulla, Haji Qayyum Kala and Abdul Samad Kelay. We also found some pictures.




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Interesting facts about this location

Arghandab River

Arghandab is a river in Afghanistan, about 400 kilometers in length. It rises in the Hazarajat country north-west of Ghazni, and flows south-west falls into the Helmand 30 km below Girishk. In its lower course it is much used for irrigation, under the control of the Helmand and Arghandab Valley Authority, and the valley is cultivated and populous; yet the water is said to be somewhat brackish.

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Located at 31.82, 65.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Helmand River, Helmand River drainage basin, Rivers of 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 31.82, 65.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 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 31.82, 65.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:Military bases of the United States in Afghanistan

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 31.82, 65.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 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 31.82, 65.85 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 18 mi away.
Tags:Districts of Kandahar Province