Kārte Seh

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Kārte Seh (Third Quarter) is a neighbourhood in western Kabul, Afghanistan, primed to become Kabul's governmental hub. The area is also associated with Afghanistan's Shia Hazara minority. Karte Seh is also famous for being the site of the orphanage Aziza is sent to in Khaled Hosseini's novel A Thousand Splendid Suns.


The district is currently home to several ministries, such as the Russian and Polish embassies, TV stations and the American University of Afghanistan. A major road, funded by the United Arab Emirates, is currently under construction in the district. During the USSR-Afghanistan Communism War, the Red Cross established a hospital in the neighbourhood.[1]


Coordinates: 34°30′N 69°08′E / 34.500°N 69.133°E / 34.500; 69.133