is a city in Afghanistan
; the name has also sometimes been rendered as Kūnduz, Qonduz, Qondūz, Konduz, Kondūz, Kondoz,
. The city was anciently known as Drapsaka
, and was a place of importance visited by Alexander the Great
. Kunduz is located at 36.73°N, 68.86°E, at an elevation of 397 meters above sea level
. In the 1979
census (most recent) Kunduz had a population of 53,251 people. In 2001
it was estimated to have about 60,000 people.
Kunduz also refers to a province around the city.