Qalat, Zabul Province
|Elevation||5,090 ft (1,550 m)|
Qalat (Pashto: قلات) is a town in southern Afghanistan and the capital of Zabul Province. It is linked by a highway with Kandahar to the west and Ghazni to the east. In 2006, Zabul's first airstrip was built near Qalat. It is also home to the U.S.-led Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul that assists in development projects and building governance throughout the province.
Qalat has been known as Qalāt, Qalat-i-Ghilji, Qalat-i-Ghilzai, Qalat-i-Tokhi, Kalat, and Kalat-i Naser.
- The local skyline is dominated by a fortress constructed by the forces of Alexander the Great(see: Qalat (fortress)).
- Ghar Bolan Baba, a 730m deep cave historically used for religious purposes
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- USAID/Afghanistan: First Airstrip in Zabul Province
- The Economist, v. 376 - 2005
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