DescriptionThis image is taken from space and is part of a collection of more the 400 exceptional satellite photos provided by Spot Image. Kandahar is the second largest city of Afghanistan. Alexander the Great founded Kandahar in the 4th century BC. Many empires have fought over the city, due to its strategic location along the trade routes of Southern and Central Asia.
Astrium Geo, Toulouse Member Since January 2009 Artist StatementAsk us for the Earth
Astrium-GEO handles the world-wide distribution of geographical information products and services using data from Earth observation satellites (optical or radar) ranging from low to very high resolution: Spot 4 and 5, Kompsat-2, Formosat-2, as well as TerraSAR-X, ENVISAT/ERS, LANDSAT-7, etc.