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The Taliban, a militant Islamic organisation, seized control of Afghanistan in 1996 imposing fundamentalist Islamic law Kabul, said to be more than 3000 years old, is one of the highest capital cities in the world One of the trade routes along the ancient Silk Road"" ran through Afghanistan "

  Afghanistan Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 34° 00' N, 66° 00' E
Area 652225 km2
Capital Kabul
Time Zone UTC+4:30
Official Name Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Currency Afghani (AFA)
Government Islamic Republic
Legislature Bicameral
Population 32738376
Independence Date 08/19/19
International Dialing Code 93
ISO Code alpha-3 AF
ISO Code alpha-2 AFG
GDP per Capita (PPP) $800.00
Climate Type Arid and Semi-arid
Major Language(s) Afghan Persian/Dari (official), Balochi, Pashai, Pashto (official), Turkmen, Uzbek
Major Ethnic Groups Aimak, Baloch, Hazara, Pashtun, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek
Major Religious Groups Muslim (Sunni, Shi'a)
Administrative Divisions 34 Provinces (velayat)
Neighbouring Countries China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Major Industries Mining, Textile, Food processing, Telecommunication, Timber products, Fertilizer, Cement, Carpets
Natural Resources Barites, Coal, Copper, Iron ore, Lead, Oil, Natural gas, Zinc