Kabul District

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Kabul District
Afghanistan Kabul Province Kabul District.png
Location in Kabul Province
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Kabul Province
Capital Kabul
Time zone UTC+04:30 (AST)

Kabul District is a district of Kabul Province, Afghanistan. The seat lies at Kabul.

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Coordinates: 34°31′N69°09′E / 34.517°N 69.150°E / 34.517; 69.150