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Lashkargah

لښکرګاه
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Sunset over the Helman River Lashkar Gah Mosque
Lashkar Gah streets Mirwais Nikka Park
From top left to right: Sunset over the Helmand River; Lashkargah Mosque; Lashkargah streets; Mirwais Nika Park.
Country  Afghanistan
Province Helmand Province
Elevation
773 m (2,536 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • City 201,546
 • Urban
276,831
Time zone UTC+4:30
Climate BWh

Lashkar Gah (Pashto: لښکرګاه) (Persian: لشکرگاه), also called Bost, is a city in southern Afghanistan and the capital of Helmand Province. It is located in Lashkar Gah district, and is between the Helmand and Arghandab rivers. The city has a population of 201,546 as of 2006.

Lashkar Gah is linked by major roads with Kandahar to the east, Zaranj to the west, and Herat to the north-west.

Sports

Football is the popular sport in Lashkar Gah. The Lashkar Gah Football Stadium was rebuilt in 2006. It can hold around 10,000 spectators. Currently, 13 registered cricket teams play at the new Karzai Stadium in Lashkar Gah.

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