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Afghanistan

Find out what life is like in this Asian country

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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