Kamdesh

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Kamdesh
Kamdesh is located in Afghanistan
Kamdesh
Kamdesh
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°25′N 71°20′E / 35.417°N 71.333°E / 35.417; 71.333
Country  Afghanistan
Province Nuristan Province
Time zone UTC+4:30

Kāmdēsh (Pashto: کامدېش‎, Persian: کامدیش‎‎), or Kamdeish, is a town in the Landai Sin Valley, and the center of the Kamdesh District in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. It is located at the general area of Yurmir (يورمير) which is beside the meeting place of two rivers, with one coming from Barg-i Matal, and the second flowing from Nechangal mountains.[citation needed]

Kamdesh is a village within the Landai Sin Valley. It stands as the cultural and administrative hub of the Kamdesh District and all of Eastern Nuristan. Kamdesh literally means "Place of the Kom", as it is the unofficial Capital for the Kom tribe. Within Kamdesh today a visitor can identify each of the original clans identified by Sir George Scott Robertson in the 1890s when he visited the area outlined in "Kaffirs of the Hindu Kush."

A Chinook helicopter lands at Combat Outpost Keating, in Kamdesh District, Afghanistan, in March 2009


Coordinates: 35°25′N 71°20′E / 35.417°N 71.333°E / 35.417; 71.333