Asqalan, Afghanistan

Coordinates: 36°50′40″N 68°44′42″E / 36.84444°N 68.74500°E / 36.84444; 68.74500
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Asqalan is located in Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 36°50′40″N 68°44′42″E / 36.84444°N 68.74500°E / 36.84444; 68.74500
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceKunduz Province
DistrictKunduz District
Time zone+ 4.30

Asqalan or Askalan is a village in Kunduz Province, in northern Afghanistan.[1] It lies roughly 20 kilometres northwest of Kunduz and is also an archaeological site of an ancient tomb.[2][3][4]

The Khanabad River lies to the south of the village and to the north is a vast open desert. The Asqalan diversionary dam and public canal has been reconstructed to supply sufficient water to the Asqalan and Minfareq canals for irrigation in the area.[5] South of the village along the river bank, is a terraced farmland, also known as the Khanabad Plain.[6]

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  1. ^ Geographic Names, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, accessed 28 April 2011
  2. ^ Association pour l'avancement des études iraniennes (Paris) (1981). Studia Iranica. P. Geuthner. p. 307. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  3. ^ Ball, Warwick; Gardin, Jean Claude (1982). Catalogue des sites archéologiques d'Afghanistan. Éditions Recherche sur les civilisations. ISBN 978-2-86538-040-4. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  4. ^ Palazzo Venezia (Rome (1993). Oxus: tesori dell'Asia Centrale. De Luca. ISBN 978-88-8016-016-8. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  5. ^ United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service; United States. Joint Publications Research Service. Near East/South Asia report. Foreign Broadcast Information Service. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  6. ^ Lal, Braj Basi; Gupta, Swarajya Prakash (1984). Frontiers of the Indus civilization: Sir Mortimer Wheeler commemoration volume. Published by Books & Books on behalf of Indian Archaeological Society jointly with Indian History & Culture Society. ISBN 978-0-85672-231-8. Retrieved 28 April 2011.