The Towns of the Kingdom of Afghanistan
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[8cc] One town of Afghanistan is Qandahar, at 32 degrees 20 minutes north by 66 degrees 30 minutes east. During the reign of Ahmad Shah Durrani, Qandahar was the capital of Afghanistan. After him, his son, His Highness Timur Shah, made Kabul the capital. The commercial streets of this city, each of which is fifty cubits (ẕarʿs) wide, converge at the city center at a plaza which is fifty zarʿs on a side. Another (of the towns) is Kabul City, located at 34 degrees 10 minutes north and 69 degrees 15 minutes east. Because …

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“The Towns of the Kingdom of Afghanistan”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 28 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000006>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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