Kunduz (/kʊnduːz/; Pashto: کندز; Dari: قندوز) is a city in northern Afghanistan, which serves as the capital of Kunduz Province. Kunduz has a population of about 268,893, making it about the 6th-largest city of Afghanistan, while Kunduz District has a population of 304,600. Located in the historical Tokharistan region of Bactria, Kunduz is linked by highways with Kabul to the south, Mazar-i-Sharif to the west, and Fayzabad, Badakhshan to the east. Kunduz is also linked with Qurghonteppa and Dushanbe in Tajikistan to the north via the Afghan border town and port of Sher Khan Bandar. The land use of the city (within the municipal boundary) is largely agricultural (65.8% of total area). Residential land comprises nearly half of the 'built-up' land area (48.3%) with 29,877 dwellings. Institutional land comprises 17.9% of built-up land use, given that the airport is located within the municipal boundary.