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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

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

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 Countries Border Afghanistan?

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

Which Countries Border 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 are the Most Popular Sports in Afghanistan?

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

Fun Facts About Afghanistan

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