21 Facts About Afghanistan

1. Afghanistan is satuated in a recognized geographical region of South Central Asia.

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2. Afghanistan is rich in culture and mines and famous by its delicious food and Sports such as Buzkashi, Kite Flying and many others.

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3. Afghanistan is a heterogeneous nation, in which there are four major ethnic groups: Pashtoons, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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4. Afghanistan is a Partner for Cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and joined the World Trade Organization in 2016.

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5. In the 19th century, Afghanistan became a battleground in the rivalry between imperial Britain and czarist Russia for control of Central Asia.

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6. Afghanistan is located in Central Asia with Iran to the west and Pakistan to the east.

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7. Afghanistan is home to the famous Hindu Kush, which rises over 18,000 feet.

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8. Afghanistan is a land-locked country bordering on Iran to the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north, a tiny border with China at the northeast, and Pakistan to the east and south.

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9. Until the mid-1980s, Afghanistan had a population of 30,000 to 150,000 Hindus and Sikhs.

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10. Afghanistan is a fascinating but violence-wracked country, where East meets West.

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11. Afghanistan is considered as the place of origin of the religion Zoroastrianism.

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12. The National Military Academy of Afghanistan, modeled after the United States Military Academy at West Point, is a four-year military development institution dedicated to graduating officers for the Afghan Armed Forces.

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13. Education in Afghanistan includes K–12 and higher education, which is overseen by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education.

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14. In 2011, Afghanistan signed an oil exploration contract with China National Petroleum Corporation for the development of three oil fields along the Amu Darya river in the north.

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15. In the same period, Afghanistan reached to the 30th highest nation in terms of female representation in the National Assembly.

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16. Afghanistan is an Islamic republic consisting of three branches, the executive, legislative, and judicial.

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17. Population of Afghanistan was estimated at 29.2 million in 2017.

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18. Aside from the usual rainfall, Afghanistan receives snow during the winter in the Hindu Kush and Pamir Mountains, and the melting snow in the spring season enters the rivers, lakes, and streams.

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19. Afghanistan is a unitary presidential Islamic republic with a population of 31 million, mostly composed of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks.

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20. In the late 19th century, Afghanistan became a buffer state in the "Great Game" between British India and the Russian Empire.

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21. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China.

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