Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked sovereign state forming part of South Asia, Central Asia, and to some extent Western Asia. It has a population of around 30 million inhabiting an area of approximately 647,500 km2, making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and the east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast.
Capital and largest city Kabul (34o32'N 69o08'E). Official languages Pashto, Dari. Population, 2013 estimate - 31,108,077. Currency - Afghani (AFN). Time zone UTC+4:30. Drives on the right. Calling code +93. Internet TLD .af.
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