Outline of Afghanistan

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The location of Afghanistan
An enlargeable map of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Afghanistan:

Afghanistanlandlocked sovereign country located in Central Asia. Since the late 1970s Afghanistan has experienced a continuous state of civil war.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable relief map of Afghanistan

Geography of Afghanistan[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Afghanistan
 Pakistan 2,430 km
 Tajikistan 1,206 km
 Iran 936 km
 Turkmenistan 744 km
 Uzbekistan 137 km
 China 76 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Afghanistan[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Afghanistan

Natural geographic features of Afghanistan[edit]

Regions of Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Regions of Afghanistan

Ecoregions of Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Afghanistan

Administrative divisions of Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Afghanistan
Map of Afghanistan with province border lines.
Provinces of Afghanistan[edit]
Provinces of Afghanistan[1]
Province Map # ISO 3166-2:AF[2] Centers Population Area (km²) Language Notes U.N. Region
Badakhshan 30 AF-BDS Fayzabad 823,000 44,059 Dari Persian, Composed of 29 districts North East Afghanistan
Badghis 4 AF-BDG Qala i Naw 429,500 20,591 Dari Persian, Pashto 7 districts West Afghanistan
Baghlan 19 AF-BGL Puli Khumri 779,000 21,118 Dari Persian Uzbek, Turkmen, Pashto 16 districts North East Afghanistan
Balkh 13 AF-BAL Mazari Sharif 1,096,100 17,249 Dari Persian, 15 districts North Afghanistan
Bamyan 15 AF-BAM Bamyan 387,300 14,175 Dari Persian 7 districts East Central Afghanistan
Daykundi 10 AF-DAY Nili 399,600 8,088 Dari Persian 8 districts
Formed from Orūzgān Province in 2004
South West Afghanistan
Farah 2 AF-FRA Farah 438,000 48,471 Pashto, Dari Persian, Baloch 11 districts West Afghanistan
Faryab 5 AF-FYB Maymana 858,600 20,293 Dari Persian, Turkmen and Uzbek 14 districts West Afghanistan
Ghazni 16 AF-GHA Ghazni 931,000 22,915 Pashto, Dari Persian 19 districts South Afghanistan
Ghor 6 AF-GHO Chaghcharan 485,000 36,479 Dari Persian 10 districts East Central Afghanistan
Helmand 7 AF-HEL Lashkar Gah 745,000 58,584 Pashto,Baloch 13 districts South West Afghanistan
Herat 1 AF-HER Herat 1,182,000 54,778 Dari Persian, Pashto 15 districts West Afghanistan
Jowzjan 8 AF-JOW Sheberghan 441,000 11,798 Uzbek, Dari Persian 9 districts North Afghanistan
Kabul 22 AF-KAB Kabul 3,314,000 4,462 Pashto, Dari Persian, Turkmen, Baloch and Uzbek 15 districts Central Afghanistan
Kandahar 12 AF-KAN Kandahar 886,000 54,022 Pashto, Dari Persian,Baloch 16 districts South West Afghanistan
Kapisa 29 AF-KAP Mahmud-i-Raqi 360,000 1,842 Dari Persian 7 districts Central Afghanistan
Khost 26 AF-KHO Khost 300,000 4,152 Pashto 13 districts South Afghanistan
Kunar 34 AF-KNR Asadabad 321,000 4,942 Pashto 15 districts East Afghanistan
Kunduz 18 AF-KDZ Kunduz 820,000 8,040 Dari Persian, Uzbek, Turkmen, Pashto 7 districts North East Afghanistan
Laghman 32 AF-LAG Mihtarlam District 373,000 3,843 Pashto, Dari Persian and Pashai 5 districts East Afghanistan
Lowgar 23 AF-LOW Pul-i-Alam 292,000 3,880 Dari Persian, Pashto 7 districts Central Afghanistan
Nangarhar 33 AF-NAN Jalalabad 1,089,000 7,727 Pashto, Dari Persian 23 districts East Afghanistan
Nimruz 3 AF-NIM Zaranj 149,000 41,005 Balochi, Dari Persian and Balochi 5 districts South West Afghanistan
Nurestan 31 AF-NUR Parun 112,000 9,225 Nuristani, Pashto, Dari Persian 7 districts East Afghanistan
Orūzgān 11 AF-ORU Tarin Kowt 627,000 22,696 Pashto 6 districts South West Afghanistan
Paktia 24 AF-PIA Gardez 415,000 6,432 Pashto, Dari Persian 11 districts South Afghanistan
Paktika 25 AF-PKA Sharan 352,000 19,482 Pashto 15 districts South Afghanistan
Panjshir 28 AF-PAN Bazarak 128,620 3,610 Dari Persian 5 districts
Created in 2004 from Parwan Province
Central Afghanistan
Parwan 20 AF-PAR Charikar 726,000 5,974 Dari Persian Composed of 9 districts Central Afghanistan
Samangan 14 AF-SAM Aybak 378,000 11,262 Dari Persian, Uzbek 5 districts North Afghanistan
Sar-e Pol 9 AF-SAR Sar-e Pol 468,000 15,999 Dari Persian and Uzbek 6 districts North Afghanistan
Takhar 27 AF-TAK Taloqan 810,800 12,333 Dari Persian, and Uzbek 12 districts North East Afghanistan
Wardak 21 AF-WAR Meydan Shahr 413,000 8,938 Pashto, Dari Persian 9 districts Central Afghanistan
Zabul 17 AF-ZAB Qalat 365,920 17,343 Pashto 9 districts South West Afghanistan
Districts of Afghanistan[edit]

Afghanistan is divided into 398 districts.

Municipalities of Afghanistan[edit]

Demography of Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Afghanistan

Government and politics of Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Government of Afghanistan and Politics of Afghanistan

Branches of government[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Afghanistan[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Afghanistan[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Afghanistan[edit]

Foreign relations of Afghanistan[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a member of:[3]

Law and order in Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Law of Afghanistan

Military of Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Military of Afghanistan

Local government in Afghanistan[edit]

History of Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: History of Afghanistan, Timeline of the history of Afghanistan, and Current events of Afghanistan

By period[edit]

By subject[edit]

Culture of Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Culture of Afghanistan
Ethnolinguistic groups of Afghanistan
Afghan boys and girls at Kabul
Tribal and religious leaders at Kandahar

Art in Afghanistan[edit]

People of Afghanistan[edit]

Religion in Afghanistan[edit]

Sports in Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Sports in Afghanistan

Economy and infrastructure of Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Economy of Afghanistan

Education in Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Education in Afghanistan

Health in Afghanistan[edit]

Main article: Health in Afghanistan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ References and details on data provided in the table can be found within the individual provincial articles.
  2. ^ ISO 3166-2:AF (ISO 3166-2 codes for the provinces of Afghanistan)
  3. ^ "Afghanistan". The World Factbook. United States: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Afghanistan

Official government sites
General information
Culture and news
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