Afghanistan sits at the intersection of
Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and the
Middle East. While Afghanistan was settled around
50,000 years ago, it is now one of the poorest
countries on earth.
Until around 1985, Afghanistan had 30,000-150,000 Hindus and Sikhs.
Hindu were forced to wear yellow badges in public. Today only a few
Hindus remain. Afghanistan’s home to a number of ethnic groups.
Pashtun is the largest with 42% of the population. Afghanistan’s official
languages are Dari and Pashto and around 33% of Afghanis speak Dari
as their first language. An overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s
citizens are Muslim and some are Sunni or Shia religion.
Usually Afghanistan’s climate is very dry and seasonal. The rugged and
mountainous terrain combined with the different seasons and weather,
gives very little chance to successfully grow crops. Another thing that
makes it hard to grow crops is that Afghanistan has desert sandstorms
that reach up to 177 kilometers per hour.
The population of Afghanistan is estimated at 32.7 million. Over 3.5
million Afghan citizens live abroad as refugees. The capital of
Afghanistan is a city called Kabul. With a population of 1,780,000
people. Afghanistan’s total land area is 647,000 square kilometers. Over
40,000 U.S troops are now entering Afghanistan as it was requested by
the top general in Afghanistan. Around 80% of U.S military casualties
in Afghanistan are due to terrorism or explosions.
Afghanistan stands in Central Asia in the Middle East. Afghanistan is
one of the poorest countries in the world. All people in Afghanistan
belong to Muslim, Shia, or Sunni religion. Despite its mountainous
terrain Afghanistan has fiercely independent inhabitants that have to
live in a warzone with U.S troops invading their homes and their