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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

  • د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت
    Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat  (Pashto)

  • جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان
    Jomhūrīyyeh Eslāmīyyeh Afġānestān

Flag of Afghanistan
Coat of arms of Afghanistan
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: لا إله إلا الله، محمد رسول الله
"Lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh, Muhammadun rasūlu llāh"
"There is no god but God; Muhammad is the messenger of God. (Shahada)
Anthem: Millī Surūd
ملي سرود
"The National Anthem"
Location of Afghanistan
Location of Afghanistan
and largest city
34°32′N 69°08′E / 34.533°N 69.133°E / 34.533; 69.133
Official languages
Ethnic groups 37% Pashtun
29% Tajiks
25% Hazara
9% Uzbeks
5% Aimaq
3% Turkmen
2% Baloch
Religion Islam
Demonym Afghan
Government Unitary presidential Islamic republic
• President
Ashraf Ghani
Abdullah Abdullah
Legislature National Assembly
House of Elders
House of the People
April 1709
19 August 1919
• Total
652,864 km2 (252,072 sq mi) (41st)
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
33,332,025 (40th)
• Density
49.88/km2 (129.2/sq mi) (150th)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$65.295 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$19.654 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2008) 29
HDI (2014) Increase 0.465
low · 171st
Currency Afghani (AFN)
Time zone D† (UTC+4:30 Solar Calendar)
Drives on the right
Calling code +93
ISO 3166 code AF
Internet TLD .af افغانستان.

Coordinates: 33°N 65°E / 33°N 65°E / 33; 65

Afghanistan Listeni/æfˈɡænstæn/ (Pashto/Dari: افغانستان, Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia. It has a population of approximately 32 million, making it the 42nd most populous country in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and China in the far northeast. Its territory covers 652,000 km2 (252,000 sq mi), making it the 41st largest country in the world.



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