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Afghanistan facts – great collection of trivia.

Last update : 10 february 2019

Afghanistan information

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

1. Afghanistan gained independence from the United Kingdom on August 19, 1919.
2. The population density is 43 people / km2.
3. The highest peak is Noszak – 7 492 m above sea level.
4. The longest river is Helmand – 1,150 km.
5. National football is football.
6. Afghanistan is about twice as large as Poland.
7. The largest ethnic group are Pashtuns (42.4%).
9. The main religion is Islam – 98%.
10. Full name of the country: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan facts

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

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

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

14. 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.

Author: Turyst

15. In many Afghan villages, an average of two out of three women are widows.

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

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

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

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

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

Author: MR

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

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

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

24. The country is famous for its large production of opium, over 4,000 tons are produced each year.

Author: Alicja

25. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 75 place,
      – 2018 year – 70 place.

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

27. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 800 tanks, 9,000 armored vehicles, 120 jet aircraft and 90 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 820 tanks, 9542 armored vehicles, 203 jet aircraft and 145 helicopters.

28. Expenses for the army:
      – 2018 year – $11,500,000,000 .

Author: Wojak

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

Author: Milena85

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

Author: Daria

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

32. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 8.8% .

Author: Daria

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

Author: AlkoWorld

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

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

36. The average IQ level is 84.

Author: EduKacJa

37. 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).

Author: Reebeka

38. The national animal is a snow leopard.

Author: Kos

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

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

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

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

43. In this country there are over 655,000 motor vehicles registered (24 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

44. 6.8% of the population live on less than 3$a day.

Author: Durga

45. In this country there are over 43.670 km of paved roads (0.07% of all roads in the world).

46. In this country there are 52 airports, 23 of the paved surface.

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

Author: Marlène

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

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

Author: NET

50. The national top-level domain is .af . There are over 5 250 websites with such an extension.

Author: http

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

Author: http

52. 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)

Author: Vinamra

53. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $23 227 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $20,820,000,000 .

54. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 6.6% GDP, or around: $1,532.822,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 7.6% GDP, or around: $1 582 320,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $58.

55. Foreign debt at the beginning of 2012 year was around: $1,280,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

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

Author: VViki

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

Author: Wilga

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

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

Author: weather

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

Author: medi

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

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

63. 10 women give birth to 53 children on average.

Author: Nadia

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

65. 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.

66. 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).

Author: Sara19

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

Author: Klemens

68. 90% of opium in the world comes from Afghanistan.

69. 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.

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

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

72. In Kabul, there is the George Bush market, where items stolen from American soldiers are sold.

73. When leaving Afghanistan, the Soviets were forced to leave part of their military equipment. In the wastes until today you can see rusting wrecks of tanks, armored cars, guns, trucks.

Author: KAsia

74. Citizens of Afghanistan can travel without problems to only 28 countries around the world.

75. In Afghanistan, Poland is called Lehistan, which means the Lachs state.

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

Author: XYZ

77. 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.

78. Afghanistan is referred to as the “fallen state”, which means that power structures and social infrastructure have disintegrated.

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

Author: Wini

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author: Luiza

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

Author: AutoMania

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

Author: Statyk

88. 46 people in 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

Author: Statyk

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

92. 23% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

93. 8078 sq km of land is covered by forests (1.2%)

Author: Statyk

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

Author: Statyk

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

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

Author: Fan%

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

Author: Vinamra

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

What is the national dish?
we’re waiting for a response …

answer: Marta

Which Afghanistan is the national colors?
National colors: black, red, green and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
we’re waiting for a response …


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.

answer: Marta

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

answer: Marta

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