Qandahar
Afghanistan

GPS: 31.616375, 65.717182

It was a settlement on the route of Alexander the Great, and was also part of Asoka's empire. It is the site of Buddhist rock and pillar edicts. Kandahār was held by Moguls (17th century), by Persians (18th century), and by the British (19th century). It is now Afghanistan's second largest city and a major trade center.


Source:

“TGN Full Record Display, Kandahar (Inhabited Place).” n.d. Getty Research Center. Accessed February 18, 2022. http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7002248.



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Afgbeast, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Qandahar
Transliterated
قندهار
Original
Kandahar
Alternate transliteration
کندهار
Original
Kandahār
Alternate transliteration
Qandahār
Alternate transliteration
Candahar
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Alexandria Arachoton
Formerly known as
Alexandria-in-Arachosia
Formerly known as
Alexandropolis
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