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Balkh

بلخ
A mosque in Balkh
A mosque in Balkh
Country  Afghanistan
Province Balkh Province
Elevation
1,198 ft (365 m)
Population
 (2006)
 • City
77,000
Time zone + 4.30

Balkh (Persian: بلخ) is a city in Balkh Province of Afghanistan. It was a big city hundreds of years ago, but it was ruined by Mongols. It was not ruined forever, though. In 1850 it was captured by Dost Mohammad Khan.

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