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Afghanistan's Information

Flag of Afghanistan
Land Area 652,230 km2
Total Area 652,230km2 (#40)
Population 33,332,025 (#40)
Population Density 51.10/km2
Government Type Presidential Islamic Republic
GDP (PPP) $64.08 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,000
Currency Afghani (AFN)
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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - D
  • Roqia Abubakr women's rights activist
  • Javed Ahmadi cricketer
  • Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai politician, former prime minister
  • Fatema Akbari entrepreneur, woman's rights advocate
  • Ehsan Aman singer
  • Hafizullah Amin former president
  • Mirwais Ashraf cricketer
  • Siddiq Barmak film director, producer, screenwriter
  • Haji Mohammad Chamkani former vice-president
  • Abdul Qadir Dagarwal leader Afghan Air Force squadron
  • Farhad Darya singer, composer
  • General Mohammed Daud Daud former police chief
E - J
  • Mamoon Eshaq singer
  • Masuma Esmati-Wardak writer, politician
  • Mohammad Nur Ahmad Etemadi diplomat, former prime minister
  • Ravan A. G. Farhadi former prime minister, diplomat, linguist, researcher
  • Abdul Rahim Ghafoorzai diplomat, former prime minister of Northern Alliance
  • Mir Ghulam Mohammad Ghobar historian, journalist, politician, poet
  • Qamar Gula singer
  • Abdul Hai Habibi historian
  • Mohammad Kabir Hakim "Engineer" partner in relief rehabilitation, reconstruction of Afghanistan
  • Abdul Rahim Hatef politician
  • Gulbuddin Hekmatyar former prime minister
  • Khaled Hosseini novelist, physician
  • Hamza Hotak cricketer
  • Mozhdah Jamalzadah singer, actress
  • Malalai Joya activist, writer, politician
  • Mohammed Abdul Kabir senior member Taliban leadership
  • Meena Keshwar Kamal women's rights activist
  • Haji Kamran actor
  • Babrak Karmal former prime minister, former president
  • Hamid Karzai president
  • Sultan Ali Keshtmand former prime minister
  • Khalilullah Khalili poet, historian
  • Fazal Haq Khaliqyar politician
  • Aryan Khan actor, singer
  • Emir Amanullah Khan former king
  • Mohammed Daoud Khan former prime minister, former president
  • Sardar Mohammad Hashim Khan former prime minister
  • Shah Mahmud Khan former prime minister
  • Abdul Sabur Farid Kohistani former prime minister
L - P
  • Osama bin Laden Afghan resistance member (born in Saudi Arabia)
  • Mohammad Hashim Maiwandwal former prime minister
  • Nawroz Mangal cricketer
  • Mamnoon Maqsoodi actor
  • Ahmad Shah Massoud military leader
  • Abdul Ahad Mohmand aviator, cosmonaut
M - P
  • Sibghatullah Mojaddedi former president
  • Sultan Munadi journalist, reporter, translator
  • Shafiq Mureed singer
  • Mohammad Nabi cricketer
  • Naghma singer
  • Gulbudeen Naib cricketer
  • Mohammand Najibullah former president
  • Latif Nangarhari singer
  • Nashenas singer
  • Fariba Nawa journalist
  • Abdul Wahid Nazari film writer, film director, producer
  • Mohammed Omar Taliban leader
  • Nasrat Parsa singer
R - Z
  • Burhanuddin Rabbani former president
  • Arsala Rahmani former prime minister
  • Abdul Shakoor Rashad historian, researcher, writer
  • Rumi poet
  • Karim Sadiq cricketer
  • Haidar Salim singer
  • Hankim Sanai poet
  • Dawood Sarkhosh poet, singer, musician
  • Mohammad Musa Shafiq former prime minister
  • Zahir Shah last king of Afghanistan
  • Mohammad Shahzad cricketer
  • Mohammad Hasan Sharq former prime minister
  • Samiullah Shinwari cricketer
  • Asghar Stanikzai cricketer
  • Nur Muhammad Taraki politician, statesman
  • Mahmud Tarzi "father" Afghan journalism
  • Zemaryalai Tarzi archaeologist
  • Ahmad Wali singer
  • Shah Wali singer
  • Sakena Yacoobi founder Afghan Institute of Learning
  • Abdullah Yaqta politician
  • Mohammad Yusuf former prime minister
  • Abdul Majid Zabuli founder Afghanistan banking system
  • Dawlat Zadran cricketer
  • Abdul Zahir former prime minister
  • Ahmad Zahir singer, songwriter, composer
  • Mohammad Din Zakhil singer, composer

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Afghanistan Trivia

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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 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 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?

Which Continent is Afghanistan In?

Afghanistan is a landlocked country located within the continent of Asia.

What Continent Is Afghanistan In?

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