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Discover Pustin in Afghanistan

Pustin in the region of Herat is a town located in Afghanistan - some 373 mi or ( 601 km ) West of Kabul , the country's capital .

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Local time in Pustin is now 02:48 PM (Monday) . 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: Mashhad, Birjand, Zamanabad, Todih, and Shindand. When in this area, you might want to check out Mashhad . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Pustin ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Alexandria Ariana

Alexandria in Ariana was a city in what is now present-day Afghanistan, one of the twenty-plus cities founded or renamed by Alexander the Great. The third largest Afghan city, Herat, is the city's modern name. In 330BC the Greek armies of Alexander, moved the capital of the satrap of Aria from Artacoana to the site of Herat. In doing this he expanded an existing Persian fortress. Pliny places it on the river Arias and Eratosthenes places it nearby, while Ptolemy places it near a Lake Arius.

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Located at 34.24 62.45 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Ancient Greek cities

Karukh

Karukh is a town and the center of Karukh District, Herat Province, Afghanistan. The population is more than 18,800 people. The town is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:34.49|N|62.59|E||||| | |name= }} at 1320 m altitude, 50 km northeast of Herat. Karukh’s busy bazaar is continuously mentioned in travelogues down through the centuries. The shrine of Hazrat Alla Berdi, Sufi ul-Islam, stands there (see the photo here).

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Located at 34.49 62.59 (Lat./Long.); Less than 22 km away
Tags: Populated places in Herat Province