Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in Asia.Human habitation in Afghanistan dates back to the Middle Paleolithic Era, and the country’s strategic location along the Silk Road connected it to the cultures of the Middle East and other parts of Asia. Through the ages the land has been home to various cultures, people and has witnessed numerous military campaigns, notably by Alexander the Great, Muslim Arabs, Mongols, British, Soviet Russians, and in the modern-era by Western powers. The land also served as the source from which the Kushans, Hephthalites, Samanids, Saffarids, Ghaznavids, Ghorids, Khiljis, Mughals, Hotaks, Durranis, and others have risen to form major empires.

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Capital Kabul
Official Language Pashto; Dari
Area 652,864 km2
Population (2015 estimate) 27,101,365
GDP (2014 World Bank Data) 20.84 billion USD
Currency Afghani (AFN)
Calling code +93
Internet TLD .af
Ease of Doing Business(World Bank Group 2015 Ranking) 183
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