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Encyclopedia > Logar River

Logar (also Lowgar) is the name of a province and also a river and valley of Afghanistan.

Map showing Lowgar province in Afghanistan

The Logar River drains a wide tract of country, rising in the southern slopes of the Sanglakh Range and receiving affluents from the Kharwar hills, north-east of Ghazni. It joins the Kabul River a few miles below the city of Kabul. The fertile and well irrigated Logar Valley, which is watered by its southern affluents, is about 64 km (40 miles) long by 19 km (12 miles) wide. Lying in the vicinity of the capital, the district contributes largely to its food-supply. Image File history File links Afghanistan-Lowgar. ... Ghazni (Persian: غزنی , Ğaznī) is a city in eastern Afghanistan, with an estimated population of 149,998 people. ... Kabul River or Kabal River (Persian: دریای کابل) is a river that rises in the Sanglakh Range of Afghanistan, separated from the watershed of the Helmand by the Unai Pass. ... Kabul, Kâbl (locally: کابل), is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan with a population of approximately 3 million people. ...

The valley was traversed in 1879 by a brigade under Field Marshal Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts. 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Lord Roberts of Kabul and Kandahar on his Celebrated Charger (Harpers Magazine, European Edition, December 1897, p27) Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, PC (30 September 1832 – 14 November 1914) was a distinguished British soldier and one of the most...

A large ancient city discovered in 2002 just south of Pol-e ‘Alam, dating back at least 1,700 years to Kushan times. It contains numerous multi-storied buildings and temple and covers an area of about 30 km². Unfortunately, it has been extensively looted during the recent war with many antiquities being being sold on the black market. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Boundary of the Kushan empire, c. ... The black market or underground market is the part of economic activity involving illegal dealings, typically the buying and selling of merchandise or services illegally. ...

See also

Lowgar is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ...

External links

  • "Underground ancient city found in east of Aghanistan."
  • More details on the "underground city"
  • Land cover map (April 2002)

This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain. Encyclopædia Britannica, the 11th edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...



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