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Afghanistan Info



Country name:  Islamic State of Afghanistan
conventional short form:
Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, east of Iran
Religions: Islam
Population: 28,717,213 (July 2003 est.)
Area Total: 647,500 km2
Area Land: 647,500 km2
Coast Line: 0 km (Landlocked)
Capital: Kabul
Ethnic groups:
Pashtun 30%, Tajik 30%, Hazara 23%, Uzbek 9% , Turkmen 2%, Aimaq 2%, others 4%


Languages: Farsi Dari is the lingua Franca of Afghanistan, spoken by over 70% of the total population, other languages Pashtu, Balochi, Pashayi, Uzbeki, Turkmeni, and Arabic. There are approximately 45 living languages in total and a large degree of bilingualism
Geographic coordinates: 33 00 N, 65 00 E
Currency: 1 afghani (AF) = 100 puls
Independence: 19 August
Natural resources: natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stones

Average Daily Temperature
Climate: arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers
January: -2.8?C / 27?F
July: 24.4?C / 76?F
Annual Rainfall: 330.2mm / 13''

5,529 km
Pakistan: 2,430km
Tajikistan: 1,206km
Iran: 936km
Turkmenistan: 744km
Uzbekistan: 137km
China: 76km


Source: "Ethnic Composition of Afghanistan" an estimate by United Nation Organization