List of cities in Afghanistan facts for kids

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Afghanistan has about 26 million people. 5.7 million live in urban areas. The rest live in rural areas or countryside. The following are fourteen cities of Afghanistan in order of population. The estimates are from 2006.

Afghans at Ghazi Stadium in 2011
Sport fans inside the Ghazi Stadium in the capital of Kabul, which is multi-ethnic and the only city in Afghanistan with over 1 million population.
  1. Kabul - 1,925,548
  2. Kandahar - 468,200
  3. Herat - 397,456
  4. Mazar-i-Sharif - 375,181
  5. Kunduz - 230,600
  6. Jalalabad - 205,423
  7. Lashkar Gah - 201,546
  8. Taluqan - 194,471
  9. Puli Khumri - 191,640
  10. Khost - 160,214
  11. Ghazni - 154,618
  12. Sheberghan - 148,329
  13. Sari Pul - 115,463
  14. Farah - 109,409

Ancient names

Ancient names of places or cities in Afghanistan:

Current city and region Ancient name
Kabul Chabolo, Kophene, Gaofū, Kābūrā
Ghazni Ghaznīn, Ghazna
Balkh Bactra, Bokhdī
Herat Haraiva, Harī, Aria
Laghman Lampaka
Jalalabad Adinapur
Kandahar Arachosia
Lashkar Gah Bost or Bust

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