Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Country profile:

Location: South Asia and Central Asia.
Borders: Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China.
Capital: Kabul.
Area: 652,864 km2.
Population: 32,564,342.
Currency: Afghani AFN.
First Afghan state: year 1709.

Afghanistan is strongly marked by the never ending political conflicts. This country is quite privileged by its amazing landscapes and who has the courage to visit Afghanistan will bring incredible memories. The Afghan population, affected by war, and extreme poverty, stopped living daily basis in a normal way. Although vast mineral resources like gold, silver, iron, copper and natural gas are to be found in the country, its population fights for survival, living in one of the poorest countries in the world, living almost as in medieval times. Mountains are the main scene of Afghanistan, agriculture, and livestock being the main activities of Afghan people, which is divided into three major groups: Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara.

Travel articles about Afghanistan

Masjid e No Gonbad - 9th century ruins in Balkh, Afghanistan
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Masjid e No Gonbad – 9th century ruins in Balkh, Afghanistan

Visit Masjid e No Gonbad Balkh is a city in northern Afghanistan, about fifteen minutes drive from Mazar-i-Sharif. Throughout history, Balkh has always been an important Buddhist, Zoroastrian and Islamic religious center. The Greeks called it Bactra. Today, this great ancient city is in ruins, and only a few monuments and the majestic city walls […]

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Mazar-i-Sharif - Afghan city of the Noble Shrine
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Mazar-i-Sharif – Afghan city of the noble shrine

Mazar-i-Sharif is a Shiite Muslim holy city located in northern Afghanistan. Without a doubt that Mazar holds its international recognition due to the famous Shrine of Ali – also known as the Blue Mosque. The population of Mazar-i-Sharif is a mix of ethnic Hazara, Pashtun, Tajik, Turkmen and Uzbek, combined to establish Afghanistan fourth largest […]

Driving in Afghanistan - Road trip Survival Guide
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Driving in Afghanistan, south Asia – Road trip survival guide

Driving in Afghanistan Afghanistan Road Trip Does Driving in Afghanistan or enduring an Afghanistan Road Trip sound crazy? Afghanistan is an amazing country, with beautiful landscape scenery and friendly people. Yet it has been damaged by war for many decades. Traveling in Afghanistan is not a holiday option for most travelers, but those who actually […]