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Lashkar Gah
Lashkar Gah Mosque
Location in Afghanistan
Country  Afghanistan
Province Helmand Province
Elevation 2,536 ft (773 m)
Population (2006)
 • Total 201,546
Time zone UTC+4:30

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.


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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