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Jalalabad

Administration
Full nameJalalabad
Official nameJalalabad
Native nameجلال آباد
Other nameEvergreen
CountryAfghanistan
ProvinceNangarhar Province
DistrictJalalabad District
Geography
Elevation1814.3 ft (553 m)
Demography
Total Population205423 (2007)
Other information
Time zoneUTC+4:30 (UTC)

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Jalalabad (Persian/ ), formerly called Adinapour, as documented by the 7th century Hsüan-tsang, is a city in eastern Afghanistan. Located at the junction of the Kabul River and Kunar River near the Laghman valley, Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar province. It is linked by approximately 95 mi (152.9 km) of highway with Kabul to the west. Jalalabad is the largest city in eastern Afghanistan as well as its social and business centre of activity. Major industries include papermaking, as well agricultural products including oranges, rice, and sugarcane. Jalalabad is one of the leading trading centres with neighboring Pakistan.


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