Baghlan

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Baghlan

(bäg`län), city (1982 est. pop. 41,200), N Afghanistan, on the Kunduz River. It produces beet sugar, cotton, and fabrics. A recently constructed highway system links Baghlan with Kabul and a number of other major cities in Afghanistan.
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Baghlan

 

a city in northern Afghanistan, near the Kunduz River, on the Kabul-Khanabad highway. It is the administrative center of Baghlan Province. Its population in 1966 was 9,600. It is a market center of a sugar-beet region. There is a sugar refinery in Baghlan.

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