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afghanistan photoAfghanistan is a country located in Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is officially named the “Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” and the majority of its population are Muslims.

Afghanistan has no border with any ocean and therefore has no beaches. It is therefore said to be a “landlocked” country. The size of Afghanistan is 652,230 km2 and its population as of 2014 stands at 31,108,077.

Afghanistan’s neighbors are: 

1. Pakistan (south and east)

2. Iran (west)

3. Turkmenistan (north)

4. Uzbekistan (north)

5. Tajikistan (north)

6. China (northeast)

Afghanistan’s natural resources include: 

1. Coal

2. Copper

3. Iron ore

4. Lithium

5. Uranium

6. Rare Earth Elements

7. Chromite

8. Gold

9. Zinc

10. Talc

11. Barites

12. Sulfur

13. Lead

14. Marble

15. Precious and semi-precious stones

16. Natural Gas

17. Petroleum

Ethnicity of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is made up of a variety of ethnic groups, including Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, Aimaq, Turkmen, Baloch and Arab. All of these people, however, are characterized by a fair-tan complexion, dark hair and varying colors of eyes.

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