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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)
More Information Afghanistan
Largest Cities

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

The U.S. Department of State and other world governments strongly warn citizens against travel to Afghanistan.

There is an ongoing threat to kidnap and assassinate U.S. citizens and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) workers throughout the country. The ability of Afghan authorities to maintain order and ensure the security of citizens and visitors is limited.

Remnants of the former Taliban regime and the terrorist al-Qaida network, and other groups hostile to the government, remain active, as U.S.-led military operations continue in this war-torn country.

GENERAL INTEREST:
  • Calling Code: 93
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Afghanistan's continental climate brings high temperatures differences between day and night and summer and winter.

    The fall is the best time to visit, as the weather is warm and dry. In the summer, the heat is extreme, except in the mountains. During the winter, most of the country is blanketed with snow.

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  • Afghanistan Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on April 22, 2016.

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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

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 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 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

About the Author

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