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Encyclopedia > Khost province
Khost
خوست
Map of Afghanistan with Khost خوست highlighted.
Capital
 • Coordinates
Khost
 • 33.337° N 69.918° E
Population (2002)
 • Density
~300,000
 • /km²
Area
4,152 km²
Time zone UTC+4:30
Main language(s) Pashto

Khost (Pashto: خوست) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the south-east of the country. Its capital is Khost. It used to be part of Paktia province. Image File history File links Afghanistan-Khost. ... Subnational entity is a generic term for an administrative region within a country — on an arbitrary level below that of the sovereign state — typically with a local government encompassing multiple municipalities, counties, or provinces with a certain degree of autonomy in a varying number of matters. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Khost, sometimes spelt Khowst, is a town in Afghanistan, located at 33. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: also known as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu or Pushtoo) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and western Pakistan. ... Pashto (‎, IPA: also known as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto ‎, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu or Pushtoo) is an Iranian language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and western Pakistan. ... Afghanistan consists of 34 provinces, or velayat: Badakhshan Badghis Baghlan Balkh Bamiyan Daikondi - established March 28, 2004 Farah Faryab Ghazni Ghowr Helmand Herat Jowzjan Kabul Kandahar Kapisa Khost Konar Kondoz Laghman Lowgar Nangarhar Nimruz Nurestan Oruzgan Paktia Paktika Panjshir - established April 13, 2004 Parvan Samangan Sar-e Pol Takhar Vardak... Khost, sometimes spelt Khowst, is a town in Afghanistan, located at 33. ... Paktia (Pashto: پکتيا) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, in the east of the country. ...


The province is montanious and borders Pakistan on the east. Khost was the first city to be liberated from communist rule during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.


In 1986, the Central Intelligence Agency built a training complex and storage facility for Gulbuddin Hekyatmar in Khost province, it was subsequently utilized by Osama bin Laden to train Al Queda volunteers.[citation needed] This site continued in operation until it was ordered to be bombed by President Bill Clinton in August of 1998.[citation needed] The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an intelligence agency of the United States government. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Districts

U.S. Marines searching for Taliban forces in Khost province in Afghanistan.
U.S. Marines searching for Taliban forces in Khost province in Afghanistan.

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Bäk District is situated in the northern part of Khost Province,Afghanistan. ... The Gurbuz District is situated in the southern part of Khost Province,Afghanistan. ... The Jaji Maydan District is located in the northeastern part of Khost Province,Afghanistan. ... The Khost (Matun) District is situated in the central and eastern part of Khost Province,Afghanistan. ... The Mando Zay District is situated in the central part of Khost Province,Afghanistan. ... The Musa Khel District is situated in the northern part of the Khost Province,Afghanistan. ... The Nadir Shah Kot District is situated in the western part of Khost Province,Afghanistan. ... Qalandar District is situated in the western part of Khost Province,Afghanistan. ... Sabari District is situated in the northern part of Khost Province,Afghanistan. ... == Headline text =Link titleBold text HALLO BADSHAHA KHAN SEHT WIE EINE HUND AUS IST EIN GROSSE ARSCHLOCH SCHWEIN ICH FICKE IHRE MUTTER ER TOCHTER WILL ICH DOCH GERNE FICKEN AUF JEDEN FALLS ... The Spera District is situated in the most southwestern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. ... The Tani District is situated in the southern part of Khost Province,Afghanistan. ... Tere Zayi is one of the districs of Khost Province. ...

Reference

  • Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, by Chalmers Johnson, ISBN 0-8050-6239-4
  • "Ghost Wars"

  Results from FactBites:
 
Khost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (104 words)
Khost, sometimes spelt Khowst, is a town in Afghanistan, located at 33.3° North 69.9° East.
The town of Khost is the capital of Khost Province, a mountainous region near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan.
Khost's airstrip, with its 9000 ft runway, served as a base for helicopter operations for both the Soviet and later US armies.
Traditions, Terrorism Threaten Afghan Vote (washingtonpost.com) (722 words)
KHOST, Afghanistan -- At a village mosque, a leaflet printed in neat Pashto script was found last week, instructing "all good Muslim citizens" to stay away from government buildings, foreign troops and official funerals.
Khost is a province in mid-storm -- an isolated, deeply traditional area that has undergone a rapid but superficial transformation.
Yet Khost city, the provincial capital, is also home to a year-old university full of progressive students and professors who have brought new ideas from Kabul or from their lives as exiles abroad.
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