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Introducing Mazar-i Sharif


The city has borders with Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. Some Muslims believe that the city was named after the tomb of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Mazar-i Sharif gained importance in the 19thcentury following a disease outbreak which occurred in Balkh.

Mazar-i Sharif is known for:


History and Art

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Balkh (24 km)
Sheberghan (135 km)
Kunduz (170 km)
CURRENCY
Afghanistan Afghani (AFN)

COUNTRY CODE
+93

ELECTRIC POWER
C, F

TIME ZONE
GMT +4:30

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€1.78

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
€7.13

Average Temperature

Mazar-i Sharif airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Mazar-i-Sharif city center is 6 km from the airport and there is no public transport service.

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TAXI:

You can get to Mazar-i-Sharif city center using the taxi service that operates from the airport exit between 07:00–19:00. As there are no meters in the taxis, you will need to negotiate a price with the driver. The average cost of a taxi from the airport to the city center is 400–500 afghani.

Average taxi price: 400–500 afghani

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