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Where is Afghanistan?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Afghanistan covers 652,230 square kilometers of land, making it the 41st largest nation in terms of land area.

Afghanistan became an independent state in 1919, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Afghanistan is 30,419,928 (2012) and the nation has a density of 47 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Afghanistan is the Afghani (AFN). As well, the people of Afghanistan are refered to as Afghan.

The dialing code for the country is 93 and the top level internet domain for Afghan sites is .af.

Afghanistan shares land borders with 6 countries: Iran, Turkmenistan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.

To learn more, visit our detailed Afghanistan section.

Quick facts

Population 30,419,928
Density 46.6 / km2 ( 120.8 / mi2 )
Languages Persian, Pushto
Independence Year 1919
Capital Kabul (Kabul)
Currency Afghani
GDP 20,841,951,232 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 685 (2014 data)
Land Area 652,230 km2 (251,827 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Iran, Turkmenistan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Minimum Longitude 60.480
Maximum Longitude 74.880
Mininum Latitude 29.380
Maximum Latitude 38.480

What is the capital of Afghanistan?

map showing the location of Afghanistan
Location of Kabul on a map.

Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It has a population of 3,043,532, and is located on a latitue of 34.53 and longitude of 69.17.

Kabul is also the political center of Afghanistan, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Kabul, the Capital Of Afghanistan

City Kabul
Country Afghanistan
Population 3,043,532
Longitude 69.17233000
Latitude 34.52813000
Elevation 1798 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Afghanistan

Rank City Population
#1Kabul3,043,532
#2Kandahar391,190
#3Mazar-e Sharif303,282
#4Herat272,806
#5Jalalabad200,331
#6Kunduz161,902
#7Ghazni141,000
#8Balkh114,883
#9Baghlan108,449
#10Gardez103,601
#11Khost96,123
#12Maymana75,900
#13Khanabad71,531
#14Bazarak65,000
#15Khulm64,933
#16Taloqan64,256
#17Bamyan61,863
#18Cool urhajo58,525
#19Pul-e Khumri56,369
#20Shibirghan55,641

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.