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Geography Statistics of Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Information

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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)
More Information Afghanistan
Largest Cities
  • Coastline: 0 km landlocked (0 miles)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 251,826 sq miles (652,230 sq km)
    (water) 0 sq miles (0 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 251,826 sq miles (652,230 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 34 provinces in Afghanistan, including: Badakhshan, Badghis, Baghlan, Balkh, Bamian, Daykundi, Farah, Faryab, Ghazni, Ghowr, Helmand, Herat, Jowzjan, Kabol, Kandahar, Kapisa, Khowst, Konar, Kondoz, Laghman, Lowgar, Nangarhar, Nimruz, Nurestan, Oruzgan, Paktia, Paktika, Panjshir, Parvan, Samangan, Sar-e Pol, Takhar, Vardak, and Zabol.
  • Horizontal Width: 399.09 miles (642.28 km) from Herat east to Kabul
  • Vertical Length: 277.31 miles (446.29 km) from Zaranj north to Towraghondi

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (6) China, Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
  • Geographic Center: About 140.36 miles (225.08 km) southwest of Kabul
  • Highest Point: Mt. Nowshak 24,446 ft. (7,485 m)
  • Lowest Point: Amu Darya 846 ft. (258 m)
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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