A mountainous region about five miles from the Pakistani border, Asadabad deals with a fairly large amount of trade goods. Nawa Pass that lies east of Asadabad is the next major border crossing point North of the Khyber Pass for the region.
Notable residents and incidents
Asadabad is claimed to be the birth place of Jamal-al-Din Afghani.From Reform to Revolution, Louay Safi, Intellectual Discourse 1995, Vol. 3, No. 1 Historia, Le vent de la révolte souffle au Caire, Baudouin Eschapasse, The town hall in Asadabad is named after him.