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Kabul Travel Guide, Afghanistan


Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan and also the largest city in terms of population for Afghanistan. The population of Kabul is around 3 million inhabitants as per the estimate of United Nations while as per the government’s estimate the population of Kabul is around 25 million.

Persian is the major language being used in the city of Kabul. The largest tribe of Kabul is that of Tajiks who are said to be the Sunni Muslims and Persian is there mother tongue too. After this tribe comes the Hazars which are considered to be the Shia Muslims of Kabul. A small number of locals from the city of Kabul are the Pashtuns who are generally known by the tag of pathans. There are immigrants like Sikhs, Pashai, Baloch, Aimak, and Hindus in the city of Kabul who generally use their native language whenever they can.

Kabul experiences extreme climate with snowfall during winters and temperature crossing the 30 mark during summers. The months between June and September are the times when the locals face the summer season with temperature ranging in 30s itself. Autumn experiences moderate temperature and the months of October plus November are the ones when this soothing season arrives in the city of Kabul. Rainy season arrives after March while winter is experienced between December and March.

Like any other marginally developed country, even the city of Kabul has the facility of mobile phones and Internet services which were launched somewhere in the year of 2002. And as is the case with such services, they have started to expand real fast in and outside the city of Kabul. This reflects how quickly the city of Kabul is growing in terms of communication. Cable television and radio are the obvious entertainment methods which are regularly available for the locals of Kabul.

Kabul has always been an interesting tourist hot spot for the locals of the city as it has many cultural as well as modern day monuments which are enough to attract huge number of tourists. Some such places are the bazaars of Old Kabul, the remains of Bala Hissar fort, Bibi Mahroo Hill, the city center of Kabul, Babur Gardens, the National Archive of Afghan, the famous Chicken Street, and Kabul Cemetery etc.

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