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Afghanistan

Parent Category: Places

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Capital
Kabul
Population
26,813,057 (July 2001 est.)
Area
647,500 sq km, slightly smaller than Texas
Location
a landlocked country located approximately in the center of Asia.
It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east, Iran in the south and west, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the north, and China in the far northeast
Government
No functioning central government,
administered by factions
Money
Afghani (AFA) 
Climate
Arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers
Languages
Pashtu 35%, Afghan Persian (Dari) 50%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4%, much bilingualism

 

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Fast Facts Resources:
CIA World Factbook
Wikipedia 
Afghanistan Online

 

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