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Samida Destination Guide

Delve into Samida in Afghanistan!

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Samida in the region of Parvān is a place located in Afghanistan - some 49 mi (or 79 km) North of Kabul, the country's capital.

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Local time in Samida is now 06:11 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kabul" with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Totum Darah-ye 'Ulya, Tajiki Kafshan, Aibak, Salang-e Shamali, Pul-e-Matak or Khuram. While being here, you might want to check out Qal'ah-ye Wulang, Sar Tikchah, Samida, Qol-e Baqi, Nowach-e Bala and Bagh-e Maidan as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Bagram AirField Afghanistan The now de...

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Tommy Ellis reporting from the now defunct US Prison. This building was built by the Russians. The site of the famous prison break of 2005 "July" when four inmates broke out and were not found again.D...

Sunday Drive

02:07 min ( June 12, 2010 by DuncanOh)
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Driving through the metro Jabal os Sarai area, Parwan Province, Afghanistan. We were on our way back from the Panjshir Valley

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Interesting facts about this location

Salang Pass

The Salang Pass is the major mountain pass connecting northern Afghanistan and Kabul province, with further connections to southern Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is just to the east of the Kushan Pass, and both of them were of great importance in early times as they provided the most direct connections between the Kabul region with northern Afghanistan or Tokharistan. The Salang River originates nearby and flows south.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.24, 69.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Mountain passes of Afghanistan

2009 Afghan avalanches

The 2009 Afghan avalanches occurred near Kabul in the central Asian country of Afghanistan on 16 January 2009. At least ten people were killed and twelve vehicles and machinery used to clear the road of snow were swept away when the avalanche struck a highway. Forty people were rescued, eleven of whom were injured by the avalanches.

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Located at 35.24, 69.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:2009 in Afghanistan, 2009 natural disasters, Avalanches, Natural disasters in Afghanistan, Transport disasters in Afghanistan

Salang Tunnel fire

The Salang tunnel fire occurred on 3 November 1982 in Afghanistan's Salang tunnel during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Details are uncertain, but the incident may have been the deadliest known road accident, and one of the deadliest fires of modern times.

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Located at 35.24, 69.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:1982 fires, 1982 in Afghanistan, Cold War military history of the Soviet Union, Fires in Afghanistan, Soviet war in Afghanistan, Transport disasters in 1982, Transport disasters in Afghanistan, Tunnel disasters

Salang Tunnel

The Salang Tunnel, located in Parwan province, is a link between northern and southern Afghanistan crossing the Hindukush mountain range under the difficult Salang Pass. {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:35|19|19.91|N|69|1|36.72|E| |primary |name= }} The Salang Tunnel is the only pass going in a north-south direction to remain in use throughout the year. It is known for a deadly fire which occurred in November 1982, and several avalanche incidents.

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Located at 35.24, 69.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Afghanistan–Soviet Union relations, Tunnels completed in 1964, Tunnels in Afghanistan

Gulbahar, Afghanistan

Gulbahar is located 76 km north the Afghanistan capital Kabul. Gulbahar is a green lush area with the best mulberry in the country.

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Located at 35.24, 69.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Parwan Province