Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team

Kabul, Afghanistan is thought to have been founded between 2000 BC and 1500 BC. It is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan with a population numbering between 2 to 3 million. The city is located between South and Central Asia along the Kabul River in a valley between the Hindu Kush Mountains.

In this image Kabul is a silvery-grey and dark blue. Hills, mountains, and bare ground that surround the city appear various shades of brown and tan. Vegetation appears green.

This Landsat 7 panchromatic image was acquired on July 27, 2002. It is a true color image using bands 3,2,1 and the panchromatic band. Kabul falls on Landsat WRS-2 Path 153 Row 36.

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  • Data Date:

    May 14, 2010
  • Visualization Date:

    May 26, 2010
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 7 - ETM+
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