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Afghanistan is a landlocked country located in Central Asia.

Capital : Kabul
Language :  Pashto, Dari
Currency :  Afghani
Population : 27 657 145
Area : 652 230  km2

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Afghanistan facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The country is famous for its large opium production, over 4,000 tons are produced annually.

2. This country has more than 655,000 motor vehicles (24 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. The national top-level domain is .af . There are over 5 250 websites with this extension.

4. The most popular pages with the extension .af are google.com.af, livescore.af and mohe.gov.af.

5. 90% of the opium in the world comes from Afghanistan.

6. An Afghan woman, with an amazing look, whose photo in 1985 was on the cover of National Geographic, when she was found in 2002, stated that she had no idea that her photography was known worldwide.

7. When leaving Afghanistan, the Soviets were forced to leave part of their military equipment. In the wasteland to this day you can see the rusting wrecks of tanks, armored cars, cannons, trucks.

8. In this country there are more than 43 670 km of paved roads (0.07% of all roads in the world).

9. The country has 52 airports, 23 of the paved surface.

10. In this country there are over 75 km of railway tracks.

11. On average, two out of three women are widows in many Afghan villages.

12. Full name of the country: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

13. Afghanistan belongs to the group of the least economically developed countries in the world.

14. Afghanistan is called the “failed state”, which means that power structures and social infrastructure have collapsed.


Geography in Afghanistan

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1. The Amu-daria River, located at an altitude of 258 m above sea level, is the lowest point in Afghanistan.

2. Only 3% of the country is covered by forests.

3. The nearest capital in a straight line from Kabul is Islamabad (Pakistan) – 369 km.

4. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Kabul is Santiago (Chile) – 16333 km.

5. The lowest situated place in the country is Amu Darya – 258 m above sea level.

6. Afghanistan borders with such countries as: China – 76 km, Iran – 936 km, Pakistan – 2,430 km, Tajikistan – 1,206 km, Turkmenistan – 744 km, Uzbekistan – 137 km.

7. Despite numerous rivers and reservoirs, a large part of the country is dry.

8. The highest peak is Noszak – 7 492 m above sea level.

9. The longest river is Helmand – 1,150 km.

10. Afghanistan is about twice as large as Poland.

11. There are 379100 km2 of agricultural land in Afghanistan (58% of the country).

12. The highest situated city in the country is Qarabolaq.

13. 8078 sq km of land is covered by forests (1.2%)


Finance in Afghanistan

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1. The minimum wage for government employees is 5,000 afghani. Employees of private companies do not have a minimum wage set (data from 2014).

2. The amount of income tax in Afghanistan is 20%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 20%, and for companies 20% (2018).

4. The level of inflation in 2018 is -1.1%.

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 is $ 23,227,000,000 ,
– in 2018 is $ 20,820,000,000 .

6. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 year was 6.6% of GDP, which is about: $ 1,532,982,000 ,
2018 year was 7.6% of GDP, which is about: $ 1 582 320 000 . To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 58.

7. At the beginning of 2012 , foreign debt was around: $ 1,280,000,000 .

8. Afghanistan receives over 6,800,000,000 foreign aid annually.

9. The country has 2018 over $7,500,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.064% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world)

10. Afghanistan has 21900 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Afghanistan

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1. The highest permitted speed of travel on the road is 90 km / h.

2. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

3. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 20%, and for companies 20% (2018).

5. In this country, women can get married at the age of 16, and men aged 18.

6. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 8 days.

7. In 2016, death penalty was imposed on six people.


Education in Afghanistan

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

3. The average IQ level is 84.

4. In this country there are 61.8% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 16 748 644 people).

5. An estimated 16,000,000 Afghans are illiterate.


Work in Afghanistan

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1. The minimum wage for government employees is 5,000 afghani. Employees of private companies do not have a minimum wage set (data from 2014).

2. The amount of income tax in Afghanistan is 20%.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 8.8% .

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 20%, and for companies 20% (2018).

5. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 8 days.


Best in Afghanistan

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1. Amu-daria River located at an altitude of 258 m above sea level is the lowest point in Afghanistan.

2. The lowest situated place in the country is Amu Darya – 258 m above sea level.

3. In Afghanistan there are the most known terrorist organizations in the world (13).

4. Afghanistan is the largest producer in the world: opium, hashish, heroin.

5. In Afghanistan, there is the world’s highest infant mortality rate. During the first year of delivery, 115 per 1000 children die.

6. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

7. Afghanistan has the highest mortality of pregnant women in the world.

8. The highest peak is Noszak – 7 492 m above sea level.

9. The longest river is Helmand – 1,150 km.

10. The largest ethnic group are Pashtuns (42.4%).

11. The highest situated city in the country is Qarabolaq.

12. It is one of the poorest countries in the world. It was waged by long-term wars and the almost complete lack of foreign investment.

13. The lowest temperature: -52,2 °C was measured in Shahrak.

14. The highest temperature: 49.8 °C was measured in Farah.


Army in Afghanistan

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1. Lieutenant Niloofar Rhamani in May 2013 became the first pilot in the history of the Afghan Air Force.

2. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 75 place,
2018 > year – 70 place.

3. There are over 200,000 professional soldiers and 0 reservists (2018).

4. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 800 tanks, 9000 > armored vehicles, 120 jet aircraft and 90 helicopters,
2018 year – 820 tanks, 9542 armored vehicles, 203 jet aircraft and 145 helicopters.

5. Army spending:
2018 year – $ 11,500,000,000 .


Society in Afghanistan

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1. In Afghanistan, an average person consumes about 0.7 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. In 2013, 1,808 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

3. 6.8% of the population live on less than 3$a day.

4. The average IQ level is 84.

5. Most people in Afghanistan celebrate their birthday on January 1. This is due to the fact that many Afghans do not know their date of birth and choose the first day of the year.

6. In Afghanistan there are the most known terrorist organizations in the world (13).

7. Over 1,300,000 Afghans live in Iran and about 2,500,000 in Pakistan.

8. In Europe, the majority of Afghans live in Germany (over 125,000).

9. In this country, women having their first child on average 20.1 years old.

10. On average, women give birth to 5.3 children.

11. In this country, over 4 005 000 (2015) 5 700 905 (2018) people have access to internet (about 21% of the population).

12. About 2,100,000 (2015) 3,200,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

13. The population density is 43 people / km2.

14. The largest ethnic group are Pashtuns (42.4%).

16. The main religion is Islam – 98%.

17. The average age people living in this country is 18.4 years old.

18. The country is around:
11,247,000 people (41.5%) in the age range 0-14 years.
15 150 000 people (55.9%) in the age range 15-64 years.
704 600 people (2.6%) over 65 years old.

19. In this country, about 1 045 000 children are born annually (3.9% of the population), and about 376,000 people die (1.4% of the population).

20. 46 people in 1000 possess firearms.

21. 23% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

22. An estimated 16,000,000 Afghans are illiterate.

23. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 5 cigarettes a month.

24. The average life expectancy in this country is 47.3 years (women – 47.5 years and men – 47.2 years).

25. Only one Jew lives in Afghanistan, Zablon Simintov, born in 1959.


Symbols of Afghanistan

1. The national animal is a snow leopard.

2. National football is football.


Holidays in Afghanistan

1. New Year in Afghanistan called Nawroz, is celebrated on March 21. This is the first day of spring.


Sport in Afghanistan

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1. Football players of the Afghanistan representation are in special costumes covering the whole body except the face and hands.

2. National football is football.

3. Due to discrimination against women, Afghanistan was not allowed to take part in the summer Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000.


History of Afghanistan

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1. It was only in 2010 that the construction of the railway network started in Afghanistan.

2. Left-hand traffic was in force until 1979.

3. In antiquity, the area of ​​this country was the central point of the “Silk Road”.

4. Afghanistan is compared to Egypt in terms of the historical value of archaeological excavations.

5. Many archaeologists believe that people in the country have appeared more than 50,000 years ago, creating the first community in the world.

6. Afghanistan gained independence from the United Kingdom on August 19, 1919.

7. The country joined the UN on November 19, 1946.

8. It is estimated that the Soviet Union deployed over 10 million landmines in Afghanistan. It would take several thousand years to find everyone and disarm.


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What is the highest peak in Afghanistan?

The highest peak in Afghanistan is Noszak (7492 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Afghanistan?

The largest river in Afghanistan is Helmand – 1,150 km.

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in Afghanistan?

Saberi Lake is the largest lake in Afghanistan.

answer: Marta


Which Afghanistan is the national colors?

National colors: black, red, green and white.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a snow leopard.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

The national sport is buzkaszi and cricket.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Afghanistan?

Afghanistan borders with such countries as: China – 76 km, Iran – 936 km, Pakistan – 2,430 km, Tajikistan – 1,206 km, Turkmenistan – 744 km, Uzbekistan – 137 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 18.4 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage of government employees is 5,000 afghani. Employees of private companies do not have a fixed minimum wage (data from 2014).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Afghanistan?

The population density is 42 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet”.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 49.8 ° C was measured in Farah.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -52,2 ° C was measured in Shahrak.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol consumption is illegal.

answer: Marta