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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia. The country has a Population of 35 million, making it the 42nd most populous country in the world.

Languages: Pashtu and Dari (Afghan Persian/Farsi), Uzbek, Turkmen

Ethnic Groups: Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, Aimak

Belief Systems: Islam (Sunni: majority and Shiite: minority)

Demographics:

Population: 35.6 million people (World Rank: 38th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 141 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 156th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 3.3 %/yr (World Rank: 4th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 60.9 years (World Rank: 198th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 15.6 years (World Rank: 195th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Afghanistan
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

Afghanistan
Wikipedia Entry

Afghanistan
www.countrystudies.us

Afghanistan - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Chad

Culture and Tourism:

Afghanistan - Places to Visit

Travel Info for Afghanistan

Festivals in Afghanistan
Traditional, national, and religious festivals in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Culture
History, culture, and customs of Afghanistan

Traditional Musical Instruments
Voices of Afghanistan

Afghan recipes and food

Pashto Language Resources:

Learn Pashto
Free lessons on learning Pashto

Learn Dari
Free lessons on learning Dari

Government Related:
Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington D.C.


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