Afghanistan – World Facts Club

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Here are some basic facts about Afghanistan: Afghanistan is a country in Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, and east of Iran. It covers an area of 652,230 square kilometers and is the 43rd country in the world in size.  Afghanistan’s capital is Kabul, and the country is organized into 34 different provinces. Afghanistan’s national holiday is Independence Day, celebrated every 19th of August, based on the event in 1919 when Afghan foreign affairs were declared independent from the United Kingdom. Afghanistan’s climate is arid to semi-arid and the seasons include cold winters and hot summers.  The Afghan national symbol is the lion, and the national colors are red, green, and black. 

Here are some facts about Afghanistan’s population and demographics: Afghanistan’s population is the 39th in the world, and is estimated at 37,466,414 and includes ethnic groups of Pashtun, Tajik, Hazar, Uzbek, and others.  Afghanistan’s languages include Afghan, Persian, or Dari (official) as the approximately 78% majority, as well as Pashto (official) at 50%, Uzbek at 10%, English, at 10%.  Afghanistan’s predominant religion is Muslim, with 99.7% (Sunni 84.7 – 89.7%, Shia 10 – 15%), and .3% other religions.  Afghanistan’s total population literacy rate is 43%, consisting of males at 55.5% literacy and females at 29.8% literacy.

Here are some facts about Afghanistan’s economy: Afghanistan’s GDP per capita was $2,065 in 2019, placing it in 213th place in the world. Afghanistan’s unemployment rate was 23.9% in 2017, ranking it the 195th country in the world.  Afghanistan’s population below the poverty line in 2016 was estimated at 54.5 %.

Here are some facts about internet use in Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s internet country code is .AF. There are an estimated 4,717,013 internet users in Afghanistan, which is ranked as the 86th country in the world.

Here are some facts about illicit drugs in Afghanistan: Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of opium and is struggling with a growing domestic opiate addiction problem.

Here are Maestro Sersea’s thoughts about Afghanistan:  There is a lot of room for growth in Afghanistan. Many things need to improve so that Afghanistan may thrive. Ideally, a peaceful resolution with the Taliban will reduce the violent conflicts and help Afghanistan work seriously on improving the economy, education, and drug problem it faces. As long as the literacy rate is at 43% and there is a great disparity between males and females in literacy, I don’t see the economy growing.  Currently, more than half of Afghanistan’s population is below poverty.  This should be linked to the low literacy rate of Afghanistan’s population.  As the literacy rate grows, more businesses will develop, greater access to internet will develop, and there will be a significant decrease in unemployment.  When options to earning an income will be available, and significant government intervention of curtailing opium production will take place as well as systematized medical support for those addicted to opium, Afghanistan will be on its way to thrive. What are your thoughts about Afghanistan? What needs to happen for Afghanistan to do better? Use the comments section below to let us know.

Here is additional relevant information about Afghanistan adapted from CIA World Factbook. Please watch this video about Afghanistan and let us know what you learned in the comments section below:

Here is additional information about Afghanistan adapted from the 2021 United States of America Department of State Fact Sheet. Here you can learn a lot about Afghanistan from the point of view of the government of the United States of America. Please watch this helpful video about Afghanistan and let us know what you’ve learned:

Would you like to see Afghanistan for yourself? Would you like to see Afghanistan with your own eyes? Here is a helpful video about tourism in Afghanistan that includes the sights and sounds of various locations in Afghanistan. Don’t forget to let us know if you’ve enjoyed watching this video in the comments section below:

Do you like listening to music? Are you a fan of World Music, which includes music from all over the world? Now you can listen to traditional music from Afghanistan and share your thoughts about it in the comments section below. Watch the Afghanistan traditional music video below that includes over an hour of music and let us know what you think:

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21 thoughts on “Afghanistan – World Facts Club

  1. I think the main problem of Afghanistan is caused that a lot of people can’t get knowledg/education. Also there are big problems to human rights, and a disparity between males and females.

    1. Yes, Shota, I agree with you that Afghanistan can benefit from more widespread quality education and more equality between men and women.

  2. I learned what is the Afghan national symbol and the national colors. What is the main livelihood in Afghanistan?

    1. Lydia, thank you for learning about Afghanistan here. The economy certainly needs to develop in Afghanistan so people can have a variety of opportunities to improve their livelihoods.

  3. Hello , Hind from Iraq , Afghanistan is a country in Southern Asia ، which includes ethnic group.
    It suffer many problem lik(unemployment , violent conflicts) .
    There are solution to these problem
    -peaceful resolution with the taliban will reduce the violent conflict, and help them to improve economic and education and drugs problem.
    -The literacy rate is low and disparity between males and females in literacy.
    -They don’t have growing economy that than more than half Afghanistan is blow poverty .
    -more business will develop , greater access to internet will develop so decrease unemployment , when earring of income will available that will be the way thrive, while don’t forget illicit opium and atized medical support for those addicat opiate .

    In my country many things are the same like ( sites in asia, etching group, climate arid to ,
    Semi rid , GDP per capita low,violent conflict ,unemployment, didn’t have thrive economy )in the face of have rich country.

  4. Hello , hind from Iraq , tourism is beautiful thing in the world so that visiter traveled to Afghanistan is risk however he have good chance to retune home .
    He sees history , culture , food , lifestyle , people and other things,
    My country the same we have violent conflicts also we have every thing for tourism we have. the oldest civilization and we thief politician

  5. Hello , Hind from Iraq , I would like listing to music I would prefer world traditional by music which includes from all over the world.
    Asia music is similar so I like it

  6. Hello. Well, I have watched These videos and I have learned amazing things about Afghanistan. Their culture, education, social life, politique and economy.

      1. Greetings Maestro Sersea
        Afghanistan is a country with 652,230 square kilometers and its the 43rd country in size. Its capital Kabul. Afghanistan has a population estimated of 37, 466,414 and include ethnic groups such as Pashtun, Tajik, Haza, and Uzbek and others. Its symbol is the Lion and it’s colors red, green and black. Afghanistan languages include afghan, Persian, Dairy official with a percent to 78% Its culture and lifestyle convert it in a beautiful country but at the same time dengerous because of the internal issues that they are facing.
        Best regards,

  7. Thank for informing us about Afghanistan. It’s my first time to here this.These people have a big country full of resources they just need peace to develop their economy.

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