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What do you know about Afghanistan? Get the facts.


Official name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Size: 251,827 square miles; slightly smaller than Texas


Population: 29,835,392 as of 2011


Capital: Kabul


Official languages: Dari and Pashto


Climate: Dry to semidry; very cold winters and extremely hot summers


Currency: Afghani


Products: Fruits, nuts, wheat, honey, carpets, wool

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