East Afghanistan

This section covers the Eastern portion of Afghanistan. This region is inhabited by the nationalist Pashtuns, who have cultural links with Pakistan, and is influenced by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; a historic name for this area is Afghania Province.

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Kabul has been the capital of Afghanistan since about 1776.

Bamiyan is the main town in Bamiyan Province. Bamiyan is one of the main tourist attractions in Afghanistan, largely due to the giant destroyed Buddha statues.


Jalalabad is a city in eastern Afghanistan with a population of nearly 900,000 people.

Ghazni is a small city and province south of Kabul.

Istalif is a village in northern Kabul province, Afghanistan.

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