Afghanistan profile

Worshipper at mosque A worshipper waits outside a mosque in Kabul
  • Full name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Population: 33.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital and largest city: Kabul
  • Area: 652,225 sq km (251,773 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Dari, Pashto
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 49 years (men), 49 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Afghani
  • Main exports: Fruit and nuts, carpets, wool, opium
  • GNI per capita: US $470 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .af
  • International dialling code: +93

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