Supriya Ghosh

Mihtarlam

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Country  Afghanistan
Time zone  UTC+4:30
Local time  Wednesday 7:05 AM
District  Mihtarlam District
Elevation  779 m
Province  Laghman Province
Mihtarlam
Weather  13°C, Wind NE at 3 km/h, 89% Humidity

Mihtarlam (Pashto: مهترلام‎, Persian: مهترلام‎‎), also spelled Mehtar Lam, is a town in Afghanistan, the capital of Laghman Province and center of Mihtarlam District. It is the only large urban settlement in the province. The town is situated in the valley formed by the Alishing and Alingar rivers, 47 km northwest of the city of Jalalabad. There is a paved road between the cities that takes approximately one hour to travel by car. The tomb of Lamech, father of Noah is believed to be in the area, discovered by Mahmud of Ghazni. A shrine was built there, which is revered nowadays.

Map of Mitarlam, Afghanistan

Two people were killed by police in riots in Mihtarlam on February 6, 2006, in events of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy.

References

Mihtarlam Wikipedia


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