Definitions for quettaˈkwɛt ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a city in W central Pakistan: the capital of Baluchistan. 285,719.
Category: Geography (places)
A city in the Balochistan Province of Pakistan and capital of the district by that name.
Quetta is the largest city in, and the provincial capital of, the Balochistan province of Pakistan. Known as the Fruit Garden of Balochistan due to the diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, Quetta is situated at an average elevation of 1,680 meters above sea level, making it Pakistan's only high-altitude major city. The population of the city is between 896,090 and 2.8 million, which makes it the 6th largest city in Pakistan. Sitting in northern Balochistan near the Durand Line border with Afghanistan and close to Kandahar province, Quetta is a trade and communication center between the two countries as well as an important military location which occupies a strategic position for the Pakistani Armed Forces. The city lies on the Bolan Pass route which was once the only gateway to and from South Asia.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a strongly fortified town in the N. of Beluchistan, commanding the Bolan Pass, and occupied by a British garrison. It is also a health resort from the temperate climate it enjoys.
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