Helmand

[hel-muh nd]
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Helmand

noun
  1. a river in S Asia, rising in E Afghanistan and flowing generally southwest to a marshy lake, Hamun Helmand, on the border with Iran. Length: 1400 km (870 miles)
  2. a province of SW Afghanistan; scene of strong Taliban insurgency since 2006. Capital: Lashkar Gah. Pop: 1 441 769 (2010 est). Area: 58 584 sq km (23 058 sq miles)
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