About Afghanistan

Mountainous, multiethnic and truly mesmerizing – these three words all describe Afghanistan, a landlocked nation in Central Asia. With a deep, rich history that dates back tens of thousands of years, the "land of Afghans" has long stood at the crossroads of numerous civilizations and has served as the home of stately kingdoms like the Kushans, the Saffarids, and the Mughals. Much like some of its neighbors like Pakistan and Iran, vastly tall mountain peaks and a rocky terrain cover Afghanistan. From some of the most remote areas on the planet to the bustling cities of Kabul and Kandahar, this country has plenty to discover. 

Afghanistan Trivia

What are the Major Ethnic Groups of Afghanistan?

Pashtun peoples are the largest ethnic group in the south of the country, while Tajiks and Uzbeks are concentrated along the norther borders, and the Hazara in the central highlands. Around 42% of the country's population is Pashtun.

The Ethnic Groups Of Afghanistan

Which Countries Border Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is a landlocked country that is bordered by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, China, and Iran.

Which Countries Border Afghanistan?

What Languages Are Spoken In Afghanistan?

In the multilingual country of Afghanistan, Dari and Pashto are the official and most widely spoken languages. Uzbek, Balochi, Turkmen, Nuristani, Pashayi, etc., are some of the country’s regional languages.

What Languages Are Spoken In Afghanistan?

What Kind of Government Does Afghanistan Have?

The President, the council of ministers, provincial governors, and the national assembly, constitute the Government of Afghanistan. The elected president and his two vice presidents as dictated by the new constitution adopted in 2004 have a 5-year term. The National Assembly of Afghanistan makes up the national legislature.

What Type Of Government Does Afghanistan Have?

What is the Biggest City in Afghanistan?

The biggest city in Afghanistan is Kabul, which has a population of over 3 million people.

Biggest Cities In Afghanistan

What is the Tallest Building in Afghanistan?

Noshaq is the highest peak in the Hindu Kush Range and the highest peak in Afghanistan with an elevation of 24,580 feet (7,492 meters).

The Tallest Mountains In Afghanistan

What are People From Afghanistan Called?

Contrary to popular belief, citizens of Afghanistan, are called Afghans, not Afghani.

What Are People From Afghanistan Called?

What are the Most Popular Sports in Afghanistan?

Association football and cricket are the most popular sports in Afghanistan.

Fun Facts About Afghanistan