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Kandahar Destination Guide

Explore Kandahar in Afghanistan

Kandahar in the region of Kandahār with its 391,190 inhabitants is a town in Afghanistan - some 284 mi or ( 457 km ) South-West of Kabul , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Kandahar

Current time in Kandahar is now 05:45 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Kabul " with a UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Ziarat-e Shah Maqsud, Zalah Khan, Temuriyan, Bala Deh-e Sufla, and Sikh Chala-ye 'Ulya. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Ziarat-e Shah Maqsud . We saw some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Kandahar ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Walking in Kandahar-2

4:04 min by mkrtjp
Views: 9085 Rating: 5.00

Nan-vaii (bakery). Afghan nan are big, especially in Kandahar. nice smell good taste, my favorite nan in the world. ..

Kandahar city

8:22 min by mkrtjp
Views: 7092 Rating: 4.69

usual lives of Kandahar city. Nov.2010 ..


Walking in Kandahar-3

3:09 min by mkrtjp
Views: 4018 Rating: 5.00

nothing special. Men playing card game at chai-khana (tea house). In Kandahar we can't see tall buildings. most of them destroyed. 特別なことは何もなし。チャイハナで客たちがトランプに興じていた。カンダハールには高い建物が少ない。 ..

Walking in Kandahar-5

8:00 min by mkrtjp
Views: 2959 Rating: 5.00

Friday on Ahmad Shah Baba shrine mosque. Kandahar is the heart of Pashtun. Here is born place of Afghanistan kingdom (and also born place of Taliban). Ahmad Shah (Ahmad Shah Durrani) is founder of Afg ..


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Interesting facts about this location

2008 Kandahar bombing

The 2008 Kandahar bombing of February 17, 2008 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, was an attack targeting a crowd of people watching a dog-fighting competition. With more than 100 killed, it was the deadliest attack on Afghan soil since 2001. The target of the attack was believed to have been a local police commander who was killed in the blast, Abdul Hakim Jan. He was reported to be known in the area for the strong stand he took against Taliban forces.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.62 65.72 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Mass murder in 2008, Suicide bombings in Afghanistan, Terrorist incidents in Afghanistan in 2008

Shrine of the Cloak

The Shrine of the Cloak is located adjacent to the Friday Mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan. It contains the Kerqa, a cloak believed to have been worn by Islam's Prophet Muhammad. It is therefore widely held to be one of the holiest Islamic sites in Afghanistan, and even considered by some as the "heart of Afghanistan". The building's exteriors are of green marble from Lashkar Gah, with tiled surfaces and gilded archways. The cloak itself is locked away inside the mosque and is rarely seen.

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Located at 31.62 65.71 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Kandahar Province, Kandahar, Mosques 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 31.62 65.71 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km 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 31.61 65.68 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Districts of Kandahar Province

Kandahar University

Kandahar University is a government funded higher learning institution in Kandahar, Afghanistan. It is one of two universities in southern Afghanistan. Kandahar University (KU) was established in 1990, at a time when the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) was in power under President Mohammad Najibullah. Tooryalai Wesa, who returned to the country after 13 years and is governor of Kandahar province, was the first Chancellor of Kandahar University.

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Located at 31.64 65.70 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Educational institutions established in 1991, Universities in Afghanistan

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Kandahar