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Discover Siadgird in Afghanistan

Siadgird in the region of Balkh is a town located in Afghanistan - some 203 mi or ( 326 km ) North-West of Kabul , the country's capital .

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Local time in Siadgird is now 08:37 PM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Kabul " with a UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Siadgird, Shorak, Shpulah, Shahrak Nau, and Sher Mohd. When in this area, you might want to check out Siadgird . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Siadgird ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Shrine of Hazrat Ali

The Shrine of Hazrat Ali, also known as the Blue Mosque, is a mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. It is one of the reputed burial places of Hazrat Ali, cousin and son-in law of Muhammad. The mazar is the building which gives the city in which it is located, Mazar-i-Sharif (meaning "Tomb of the Exalted") its name.

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Located at 36.71 67.11 (Lat./Long.); Less than 24 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Balkh Province, Mosques in Afghanistan, Shrines in Afghanistan

Eucratideia

Eucratideia was an ancient town in Bactria mentioned by a few ancient writers. It was most likely a foundation of Eucratides I who is the more important ruler of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom with the name Eucratides. Not much is known about this city and it might be just a renaming of an already existing town rather than a new foundation. Renaming of cities was a common practise in the ancient world.

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Located at 36.75 66.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 24 km away
Tags: Bactria

Balkh

Balkh was an ancient city and centre of Zoroastrianism in what is northern Afghanistan. Today it is a small town in the province of Balkh, about 20 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital, Mazar-e Sharif, and some 74 km south of the Amu Darya. It was one of the major cities of Khorasan. Marco Polo described Balkh as a "noble and great city". The ancient city of Balkh was under the Greeks renamed Bactra, giving its name to Bactria.

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Located at 36.77 66.87 (Lat./Long.); Less than 25 km away
Tags: Buddhism in Afghanistan, Buddhist art and culture, Districts of Balkh Province, Former populated places in Afghanistan, Historical regions of Afghanistan, History of Iran, Populated places along the Silk Road, Populated places established in the 2nd millennium BC, Populated places in Balkh Province

Charbolak District

Charbolak (or Chahar Bolak or Char Bolak) district is located in the western part of Balkh Province. Its capital is the village of Charbolak, 40 km northwest of Mazari Sharif. The majority of the population is Pashtun. The previous name of this district was Adina Masjid (آدینه‌ مسجد), which was changed to Char Bolak during the Pashtunisation policy of Mohammad Gul Khan Momand.

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Located at 36.77 66.87 (Lat./Long.); Less than 25 km away
Tags: Districts of Balkh Province

Mazar-e Sharif Airfield

Mazar-e Sharif Airfield is a military airfield/Civil Airport. in Afghanistan

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Located at 36.71 67.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 26 km away
Tags: Airports in Afghanistan, Bases of the United States Air Force in Afghanistan, War in Afghanistan (2001–present)