What is the Capital of Afghanistan?
Kabul which is sometimes spelled Caubul, Cabool or Cabul is the capital of Afghanistan. Kabul is the largest city in Afghanistan. It has a roughly estimated population of 5 million people. The government of Afghanistan made Kabul the capital in 1776 after switching from Kandahar to Kabul. Kabul has an elevation of an 1800m (which is about 5900ft). Kabul is mainly important due to the Khyber Pass which is Afghanistan's entrance into Pakistan. Many Afghans use this route to escape into Pakistan where they can get access to immigration towards other countries.
Kabul has been the cultural hub of Afghanistan. Kabul University was founded in 1932 and became the country’s most important centers for higher education before it's closure in 1992 due to war. The university is now being opened but it needs heavy construction after war damages. The war in Afghanistan had caused systems such as houses, buildings, roads, electricity, plumbing, sanitation to collapse as the focus was primarily towards the war and the damages destroyed the old systems in Kabul without proper reconstruction over the years.
The capital of Afghanistan, Kabul has had been through a tremendous amount of tragedy. From wars, bombings and uprisings, in 1979 Kabul was occupied by the Union of Socialist Republics (USSR) to about 1989. The USSR evaded the country in 1989 and left the country with a weak government. The Taliban controlled Afghanistan till U.S military intervention in 2001. Afghanistan has suffered a bad economy for hundreds of years and the added wars left Afghanistan a poor country. If Kabul is to become a prosperous city in the future it should try to bring stability to the entire nation of Afghanistan with a powerful government.