Driving Directions Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN is a landlocked republic in southern Asia. The more significant part of the country is mountainous with a central mass of enormous mountain ranges, the highest of which is the Hindu Kush. Many of the peaks rise to massive heights, the greatest being Nowshak (7,845 meters or 24,557 feet) on Pakistan’s border. Glaciers and permanent snowfields cover the highest peaks. Routes through the mountains depend upon lower-lying passes such as the famous Khyber Pass in the east. Lower-lying areas are found only in the northwest, west, and south of Afghanistan, but much of this is arid or desert land as in the Registan Desert in the south.

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A map of the world’s happiest countries

The UK is the 15th happiest country in the world, according to an international report.

The World Happiness Report 2016-2020, which surveyed 157 countries, aims “to survey the scientific underpinnings of measuring and understanding subjective well-being”.

It does so by employing polling data on happiness as well as key economic, health and development markers, and analysis from experts across fields including economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, health, public policy.

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The best and worst countries in the world for making friends

We might not be as friendly to expat families as we’d like to think.

In a ranking of 67 countries around the world for “Ease of settling in”, the UK ranked 42nd for Friendliness, and 43rd for “Finding Friends”.

This is according to the Expat Insider 2016 index by InterNations, which surveyed more than 14,000 respondents.

The UK ranked 33rd on the index of 191 countries, overall.

For the subindex “Friendliness”, we have produced a map of the rankings of the countries surveyed.

The best and worst countries in the world for making friends.


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