The capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul. Kabul has existed as a city for more than 3,500 years, and it has been Afghanistan's capital since 1776.
Kabul is also the capital of Kabul province, and is the country's cultural and economic center. Kabul has a mix of new and old buildings. Its old section has narrow, crooked streets with expansive bazaars. The modern part of the city has commercial and administrative buildings. A large portion of the old city has been demolished and rebuilt to meet modern standards.
The city has several historical monuments such as the tombs of past leaders. Kabul's industries include marble works, a foundry, a furniture factory, wool and rayon mills and food processing plants.