- a city in and the capital of Afghanistan, in the NE part.
- a river flowing E from NE Afghanistan to the Indus River in Pakistan. 360 miles (580 km) long.
- a republic in central Asia, NW of India and E of Iran. 250,000 sq. mi. (647,500 sq. km). Capital: Kabul.
Examples from the Web for kabul
In Kabul you rarely see people shouting at each other or getting angry in public.Afghanistan, We Hardly Knew You
December 8, 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan — The girls of Afghanistan have been betrayed.
I asked a friend who runs aid programs at the U.S. embassy in Kabul not long ago.
Journalists are leaving Kabul, embassies are downsizing, and donors are quietly and drastically scaling back.
In 1992 Dostum “defected” to the side of the mujahedin and joined in the battle to take Kabul and oust Najibullah.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’
July 27, 2014
Our traveller, as we said, had entered India by way of Kabul.Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I
Friedrich Max Mller
His people sent over the money and he came back to Kabul with the agent.The Four Million
In 1765 the country was invaded and ravaged by the ruler of Kabul.
On November 2, the people of Kabul rose against the English.
In January the British forces began their retreat from Kabul.
- the capital of Afghanistan, in the northeast of the country at an altitude of 1800 m (5900 ft) on the Kabul River : over 3000 years old, with a strategic position commanding passes through the Hindu Kush and main routes to the Khyber Pass; destroyed and rebuilt many times; capital of the Mogul Empire from 1504 until 1738 and of Afghanistan from 1773; university (1932). Pop: 3 288 000 (2005 est)
- a river in Afghanistan and Pakistan, rising in the Hindu Kush and flowing east into the Indus at Attock, Pakistan. Length: 700 km (435 miles)
- a republic in central Asia: became independent in 1919; occupied by Soviet troops, 1979–89; controlled by mujaheddin forces from 1992 until 1996 when Taliban forces seized power; in the US-led `war on terror' (2001) the Taliban were overthrown and replaced by an interim administration, although the Taliban insurgency continues; generally arid and mountainous, with the Hindu Kush range rising over 7500 m (25 000 ft) and fertile valleys of the Amu Darya, Helmand, and Kabul Rivers. Official languages: Pashto and Dari (Persian), Tajik also widely spoken. Religion: Muslim. Currency: afghani. Capital: Kabul. Pop: 31 108 077 (2013 est). Area: 657 500 sq km (250 000 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for kabul
capital of Afghanistan, named for its river, which carries a name of unknown origin.
Capital of Afghanistan and largest city in the country, located in eastern Afghanistan.