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Afghanistan was conquered by the Greeks in the 4th century B.C. Later on, Muslims captured it in 7th century. In the 14th century Britain established its influence. It gained independence in 1919 and monarchy fell in 1973. Soviet occupation (1979 to 1988) was followed by Taliban rule which ended in 2001 by US led attack. This area of the world has been known by various names. In ancient times, its inhabitants called the land Aryana. In the medieval era, it was called Khorasan, and in modern times, its people have decided to call it Afghanistan. Some parts of the land in the south are fertile and vegetation in possible. Hamid Karzai became first elected president in November 2004.

What is official name of Afghanistan?
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

What is the independence day of Afghanistan?
Afghanistan celebrates Independence Day on 19 August.

When does Afghanistan celebrate New Year?
Nawroz, which is the New Year in Afghanistan, is celebrated on March 21. An ancient Persian festival that falls on the first day of spring and has been celebrated for more than 3,000 years.

Flag of Afghanistan
The official flag of Afghanistan was adopted in 2004. The Afghanistan flag comprises of a vertical tricolor of black, red and green with the national emblem in the center.

Who wrote the national anthem of Afghanistan?
Abdul Bari Jahani

Where is Afghanistan located?
Afghanistan is a mountainous land-locked country located in Central Asia. It lies north and west of Pakistan, east of Iran.

What type of climate is Afghanistan?
Climate of Afghanistan is Arid to semiarid, cold winters and hot summers.

Which countries border Afghanistan?
The countries directly border with Afghanistan are China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Which is the capital of Afghanistan?
Kabul

Largest cities of Afghanistan
Largest Cities by population are Kabul, Kandahar, Mazar-I-Sharif, Charikar, Herat and Jalalabad.

Which is the official language of Afghanistan?
Pashto 35% and Dari50% are both official and most widely spoken. Dari has always been used for business and government transactions.

What kind of religion is in Afghanistan?
99% of citizens of Afghanistan official religion are Islam. 80% of them are Sunni Islam and the remaining are Shias. There are also small minorities of Sikhs and Hindus.

Which day is weekly holiday in Afghanistan?
Friday

What is national dress of Afghanistan?
Shalwar Kameez which is differently made for males and females.

What is the total area of Afghanistan?
652,864 km²

What is population of Afghanistan in 2016?
30.55 million (2013)

In which mountain range is the country of Afghanistan?
Hindu Kush

What is the currency used in Afghanistan?
Afghan Afghani

What is first national park in Afghanistan?
Band-e Amir National Park is Afghanistan's first national park.

What is the longest river in Afghanistan?
The Helmand River is the longest river in Afghanistan. Approximately length is 1,150 km.

Which is the largest city in Afghanistan?
Kabul is the largest city in Afghanistan, Population 3,043,532

What is the main religion in Afghanistan?
The official religion in Afghanistan is Islam. 80% of them are Sunni Islam and the remaining are Shias. There are also small minorities of Sikhs and Hindus.

Major ethnic groups in Afghanistan
There are four major ethnic groups: Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9% while Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4% Religions: Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 19%, other 1%

What is the national game of Afghanistan?
Buzkashi. Meaning goat dragging, the sport is played on horse-back and involves players trying to drag a goat or calf carcass towards a goal.

What is the national food of Afghanistan?
The national dish of Afghanistan is Kabuli Pulao.

Calling code of Afghanistan
+93

National tree in Afghanistan
Koti tree bhanchaut

What is the National River of Afghanistan?
Basin

What is the national flower of Afghanistan?
Tulips

What is the national bird of Afghanistan?
Golden eagle

What is the national fruit of Afghanistan?
Pomegranate

What is the National Animal of Afghanistan?
Snow leopard

Highest peak of Afghanistan
Noshaq is the highest peak of Afghanistan of the Hindu Kush Range

Which type of government in Afghanistan?
Islamic Republic

In Afghanistan legislature lower house called?
Wolesi Jirga or the House of the People: a lower house with 250 seats.

In Afghanistan legislature upper house called?
Meshrano Jirga or the House of Elders: an upper house with 102 seats.

Which is the first bank in Afghanistan?
Banke Millie Afghan is Afghanistan's first bank, established in 1933.

Which line separates Afghanistan from Pakistan?
Durand line

Is there any railway in Afghanistan?
There are currently no passenger services or stations in Afghanistan.

Is there any sea port in Afghanistan?
No seaports

Who was deposed in 1973?
Mohammed Zahir Shah

When was the first Anglo-Afghan War?
1839 – 1842

Who wrote the story “The Kabuliwalla”?
The Kabuliwalla is written by the Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore. "The Kabuliwalla” is a (Hindi film-1961).

Which is the highest mountain in Afghanistan?
Nowshak

By which pass in Afghanistan many invaders came to India?
Khyber

Which river in Afghanistan joins the Indus in Pakistan?
Kabul

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Men & women (18 and older)

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