|Time zone:||GMT +4.5 (Afghanistan time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Dari, Pashto|
|Other languages:||Uzbek, Turkmen, Balochi, Pashai|
€1 = AFN74.54, $1 = AFN66.80, £1 = AFN88.00
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.af||International Dialling Code: 93|
For help planning your trip to Afghanistan including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Afghanistan trip planning page.
Further information on Afghanistan
Discover more about Afghanistan - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 647,500 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Climate: Climate is arid to semi-arid with cold winters and hot summers.
Highest mountain: Nowshak (7,485m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Afghanistan from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||151/167|
|Economic Freedom||No Data||-|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||120/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||172/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Status: Independent Country
Population: 31,822,848 (rank: 40/196) Density: 49.1 people/sq km (rank: 128/196)
Ethnic groups: Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%
Religions: Sunni Muslim 80%, Shia Muslim 19%, other 1%
GDP (PPP): $45.3 billion GDP per capita: $1,100 (rank: 184/195)