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Afghanistan (the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan) is a landlocked country in southern Asia. It shares land borders with Iran, Pakistan, the People's Republic of China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

As of 2009. the population of Afghanistan was estimated to be 28,150,000. Approximately 3 million people live in the country's capital, and largest city, Kabul. Kabul is thought to be one of the oldest capital cities in the world, and is believed to have been first established sometime between 2000 BC and 1500 BC. Apart Kabul, Afghanistan contains 13 other cities with populations over 100,000, the largest of which is Kandahar, which has a population of about 450,000.

Map of Afghanistan

After a prolonged period of unrest in the 1970s, Afghanistan has been almost continuously involved in civil war or foreign occupation:
  • The USSR invaded the country in 1979, and remained there until 1989. During this period, the US backed the Afghanistan resistance movement, known as the Mujahideen.

  • The Soviet backed Communist regime remained in power until 1992, until it was eventually overthrown by the Mujahideen.

  • Civil war then broke out been various Mujahideen factions, this fighting peaking in 1994.

  • The Taliban then began to develop. Eventually they took control of Kabul in 1996, and subsequently most of the country.

  • Following the 9/11 attacks on the United States, in 2001, a coalition led by the US and Britain began bombing the Taliban, and backed the Northern Alliance in the Afghan civil war. This eventually led to the overthrow of the Taliban regime, and the establishment of a new Afghan government. However, Taliban resistance to both the Afghan government and coalition forces continues to this day.

Afghanistan Country Details


Country Name Afghanistan
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Central Asia
Principal Language Pashto
Capital Kabul


Web Sites about Afghanistan


Shrine of Hazrat Ali in Mazir-e-Sharif, Afghanistan
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Blue Mosque in Mazir-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

Books about Afghanistan


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Lonely Planet Afghanistan (Country Travel Guide)
By Paul Clammer

Lonely Planet
Released: August 1st, 2007
Paperback (244 pages)

Lonely Planet Afghanistan (Country Travel Guide)
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  • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet
  • Brand: Lonely Planet
  • ISBNs: 1740596420, 9781740596428
  • EAN: 9781740596428
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 244
  • Author: Paul Clammer
  • Publication Date: August 1st, 2007
  • Release Date: August 1st, 2007
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  • Size: 7.83463 Inches by 5.15747 Inches by 0.55118 Inches
  • Weight: 0.53131405142 Pounds
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Afghanistan: A Companion and Guide (Second Edition) (Odyssey Illustrated Guides)
By Bijan Omrani

Released: March 16th, 2011
Paperback (784 pages)

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Afghanistan: A Companion and Guide (Second Edition) (Odyssey Illustrated Guides)
  • Manufacturer: Airphoto International Ltd.
  • ISBNs: 9622178162, 9789622178168
  • EAN: 9789622178168
  • PartNumber: 310 colour photos, 20 maps
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Second
  • Number of Pages: 784
  • Authors: Bijan Omrani, Matthew Leeming
  • Publication Date: March 16th, 2011
  • Release Date: March 16th, 2011
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  • Weight: 2.78 Pounds
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Afghanistan: A Memoir from Brooklyn to Kabul
By Cat Parenti

Released: September 18th, 2019
Paperback (287 pages)

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Afghanistan: A Memoir from Brooklyn to Kabul
  • Manufacturer: Forchianna Publishing
  • ISBN: 0996431071
  • EAN: 9780996431071
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  • Number of Pages: 287
  • Author: Cat Parenti
  • Publication Date: September 18th, 2019
  • Release Date: September 18th, 2019
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.72 Inches
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The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders
By Emmanuel Guibert

imusti
Released: May 12th, 2009
Paperback (288 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: First Second
  • Brand: imusti
  • ISBNs: 1596433752, 9781596433755
  • EAN: 9781596433755
  • PartNumber: 9781596433755
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  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Author: Emmanuel Guibert
  • Publication Date: May 12th, 2009
  • Release Date: May 12th, 2009
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  • Size: 11.4 Inches by 9.02 Inches by 0.87 Inches
  • Weight: 2.9211249715 Pounds
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Afghanistan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Nazes Afroz & Culture Smart!

Kuperard
Released: December 1st, 2013
Paperback (168 pages)

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  • Brand: Kuperard
  • ISBN: 1857336798
  • EAN: 9781857336795
  • PartNumber: Illustrated
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  • Number of Pages: 168
  • Authors: Nazes Afroz, Moska Najib, Culture Smart!
  • Publication Date: December 1st, 2013
  • Release Date: December 1st, 2013
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  • Weight: 0.4 Pounds
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Afghanistan: Preparing for the Bolshevik Incursion into Afghanistan and Attack on India, 1919-20 (Helion Studies in Military History)
By Andrei Evgenievich Snesarev

Helion and Company
Released: July 19th, 2014
Paperback (200 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Helion and Company
  • Brand: Helion and Company
  • ISBN: 1909982032
  • EAN: 9781909982031
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Author: Andrei Evgenievich Snesarev
  • Publication Date: July 19th, 2014
  • Release Date: July 19th, 2014
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  • Size: 9.1 Inches by 6.1 Inches by 0.7 Inches
  • Weight: 0.0 Grams
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Notebook: 1864, Mitchell Map of Persia, Turkey and Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq
By Museum Publishers

Released: November 20th, 2020
Paperback (192 pages)

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Notebook: 1864, Mitchell Map of Persia, Turkey and Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798568154730
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  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Author: Museum Publishers
  • Publication Date: November 20th, 2020
  • Release Date: November 20th, 2020
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Notebook: 1866, Johnson Map of Arabia, Persia, Turkey and Afghanistan, Iraq
By Museum Publishers

Released: November 20th, 2020
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  • EAN: 9798568226154
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  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Author: Museum Publishers
  • Publication Date: November 20th, 2020
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