Full Name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Location: Landlocked country in southwestern Asia bordering China on the east, on the west by Iran, on the south by Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmensitan and Uzbekistan on the north. The Hindu Kush mountains run northeast to southwest divide the northern provinces from the rest of the country, the highest peaks are in the northern Vakhan (Wakhan Corridor)
Population: 24.9 million (UN, 2004)
Capital: Kabul Area: 652,225 sq km (251,773 sq miles)
Comprises: Afghanistan is divided nto 34 provinces.
Major language: Pashto, Dari (Persian)
Major religion: Islam - Sunni Muslim 88%, Shi'a Muslim 11% Other 1%
Life expectancy: 43 years (men), 43 years (women)
Currency: 1 Afghani = 100 puls
Main exports: Fruit and nuts, carpets, wool, opium
Internet domain: .af
International dialling code: +93
Airport: Kabul International Airport
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +4.5 (Standard)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 19 August (1919)
Vaccinations Recommended: Polio & Typhoid
Climate: Arid to semiarid: cold winters and hot summers
Entry/Visa : A valid passport is required. Visa required by everyone except: Nationals of Afghanistan holding official passports; Travellers holding re-entry permits issued by Afghanistan; Travellers holding confirmed onward tickets and continuing their journey to another country by the same aircraft within 2 hours.
Afghanistan is known now for being a dangerous place to travel and live in due to many world conflicts. There are many people in this country that are trying to make it a safer place to be at with building it's cities back up and creating new businesses to benefit Afghanistan like Afghan Wireless, it was one of the first wireless companies in Afghanistan that is there to connect people to each other.
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