Surkhan Destination Guide
Discover Surkhan in Afghanistan!
Surkhan in the region of Nangarhār is a place located in Afghanistan - some 77 mi (or 124 km) East of Kabul, the country's capital.
Local time in Surkhan is now 12:32 AM (Wednesday). 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: Surkhan, Sotan, Shegay, Qal'ah-ye 'Omar, Parch Bandeh or Suskanar. When in this area, you might want to check out Sheywah, Shadi Bayk, Qal'ah-ye Shahi, Lontowrak, Komand and Kotgah as well. We also found some pictures.
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Interesting facts about this location
The Darunta Dam is a hydroelectric power dam located on the Kabul River, approximately 7 km west of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan. Darunta Dam was constructed by Soviet Union (USSR) companies in 1964 and its power station contains three vertical Kaplan turbines (six-blade propeller) with a rated output of 3.85 MW each.
Derunta training camp
The Derunta training camp (also transliterated as Darunta) was one of the most well-known of many military training camps that have been alleged to have been affiliated with al Qaeda.
Nangarhar University (Pashto: د ننګرهار پوهنتون) is a government-funded higher learning institution in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. It is the second largest university in Afghanistan. It has approximately 25 faculty and 3,500 students. Nangarhar University was established in 1962 as a medical college. It was later merged with other local colleges to become a full-fledged university.
Darūntah (Khayrow Khel) is a village in Jalalabad District of Nangarhar province. It is located next to Jalalabad city on route AO1 in Afghanistan. It gave its name to the Derunta training camp located north of the village, across the Darunta Dam.
Alingar District is located approximately 27 km from Mehtarlam, the provincial capital of Laghman Province and borders with Alishing and Dawlat Shah districts to the West, Nuristan Province to the North, Kunar and Nangarhar provinces to the East and Qarghayi and Mihtarlam districts to the South. It has about 60 villages located in four main valleys. The population is 85,600 (2006) - 70% of them Pashtun, 20% Pashai and 5% Tajik.
Located at 34.64, 70.52 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
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