Qalandar District (Pashto : قلندر ولسوالۍ, Persian : ولسوالی قلندر) is situated in the western part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Paktia Province to the west, Musa Khel District to the north and east and Nadir Shah Kot District to the south. The population is 9,100 (2006). The district center is the village of Khost Mela .
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Spīn Ghar or Safēd Kōh is a mountain range in eastern Afghanistan, which expands into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Its highest peak is Mount Sikaram on the Afghanistan–Pakistan border, which towers above all surrounding hills to 4,761 m (15,620 ft) above mean sea level.
Operation Magistral was a Soviet Army military operation during the Soviet–Afghan War that began in late November 1987 and ended in early January 1988.
During the nine-year Soviet–Afghan War in the 1980s and the subsequent Afghan civil war, the town of Khost was besieged for more than eleven years. Its airstrip's 3 km runway served as a base for helicopter operations by Soviet forces.
Bäk is a village in Khost Province, Afghanistan and the center of the boundary Bak District, close to the border with Pakistan. It is located onat 1137 m altitude.
Sekhamir Kalay is a village and the center of Gurbuz District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located atat 1,207 m altitude in the northwestern part of the district.
Ḍaḍwāl is a village and the center of Mando Zay District in Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located onat 1267m altitude on south side of Shamal river, it is connected to north a village Aliwat by a bridge which constructed by US army (PRT). The villagers are mostly educated and trained in different jobs. There is girls high school.
Musakhel is a village and the center of Musakhel District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located atat 1835 m altitude. The town is located within the heartland of the Ahmadzai tribe of Ghilji Pashtuns.
Nadir Shah Kot District is situated in the western part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Paktia Province and Shamal District to the west, Qalandar District to the north, Musa Khel District to the northeast, Khost (Matun) District to the east, Mando Zayi District to the southeast and Tani and Spera districts to the south.
Yakubi is the center of Sabari District in Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located onat 1,113 m altitude in the southeastern part of the district.
Spera is a village and the district center of Spera District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located onat 1,790 m altitude. The town is located within the heartland of the Zadran tribe of Pashtuns. During the US occupation of Afghanistan, Spera sat along a highly used smuggling route from Pakistan into Afghanistan. The area was known to harbor many ex-Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Tani District is situated in the southern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Spera District to the west, Nadir Shah Kot and Mando Zayi to the north, Gurbuz District to the east and Pakistan to the south. The population is 52,800 (2006) people. The district center is the village of Tani, situated in the northeastern part of the district. Tanokhel tribe is settled here. The language spoken in Tani is Pashto.
Tani is a village and the center of Tani District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located onat 1,303 m altitude.
Ali Shir is the center of Tere Zayi District in Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located onat 1,070 m altitude.
Shamal is the center of Shamal District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located atat 1581 m altitude in the eastern part of the district. The town is located within the heartland of the Kharoti tribe of Pashtuns.
Shaikh Zayed University, also known as Khost University, is a public university in the city of Khost, southeastern Afghanistan. With its original name "Afghan University Peshawar", it was initially established in 2000 in Peshawar. It was shifted to Khost by special orders of the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The university was named after Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of the United Arab Emirates, who sponsored the construction of its campus in Khost.
Ayub Kheyl is a small village 7 miles outside Khost, Afghanistan. It was the site on July 27, 2002 of a firefight by US soldiers, assisted by Afghan militia, against militants in the village. After the fight, the Americans captured the wounded 15-year-old Omar Khadr, who they learned was a Canadian citizen. He was among the youngest persons detained at Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the last Western citizen held there.
The Khost-Gardez Pass, frequently abbreviated as the K-G Pass, and known locally as the Seti-Kandow Pass, or the Satukandav Pass by Soviet forces, is the main land route connecting Khost, the capital of Khost Province, and Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, in eastern Afghanistan. The pass currently consists of a rutted dirt road, though it is slowly being improved by construction crews as part of the international reconstruction effort in Afghanistan.
The Zamba Toy is a river of Khost Province, southeastern Afghanistan. It flows past the village of Zambar.
The Jiao River is a river in Zhejiang Province, China. Its upper stretches are called Yong'an Brook (永安溪) and Ling River (灵江). It flows into the Taizhou Bay, Yueqing Bay and Sanmen Bay of the East China Sea at the Port of Taizhou, a natural seaport on the coast of the prefectural-level city of Taizhou.
Palmira is a corregimiento in Las Tablas District, Los Santos Province, Panama.