Afghanistan's flagLocation: Central Asia
Official name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1919 / 1919
Capital city: Kabul
Population: 29.1 million / 116 people per sq mile
(45 people per sq km)
Total land area: 250,000 square miles (647,500 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Pashtu (official language), Tajik, Dari (official language), Farsi, Uzbek, Turkmen
Main religions: Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi’a Muslim 19%, Other 1%
Ethnic mix: Pashtun 38%, Tajik 25%, Hazara 19%,
Uzbek and Turkmen 15%, Other 3%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Afghani = 100 puls
Literacy rate: 28%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 1539 kilocalories

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