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Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

Afghanistan

Also known as: Afganistán (español), l'Afghanistan (français), Afghanistan (Deutsch, Italiano), Afganistan (polski), Afeganistão (Português), 阿富汗 (正體中文), アフガニスタン (日本語), Afgania (latine)

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Kabul

Area: 652,230 km²

Population: 12,481,134

Religions: Muslim 99.7% (Sunni 84.7 - 89.7%, Shia 10 - 15%), other 0.3% (2009 est.)

Languages: Afghan Persian or Dari (official) 80% (Dari functions as the lingua franca), Pashto (official) 47%, Uzbek 11%, English 5%, Turkmen 2%, Urdu 2%, Pashayi 1%, Nuristani 1%, Arabic 1%, Balochi, Shughni, Pamiri, Hindi, Russian, German, French <.5% each, don't know/refused <1%

Ethnic Groups: Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, other (includes smaller numbers of Baloch, Turkmen, Nuristani, Pamiri, Arab, Gujar, Brahui, Qizilbash, Aimaq, Pashai, and Kyrghyz)

Neighbouring Countries: Iran Iran, ↑ Turkmenistan Turkmenistan, ↑ Uzbekistan Uzbekistan, ↗ Tajikistan Tajikistan, ↘ Pakistan Pakistan


Circumscriptions (1): Missions “sui juris” (1)


Roman Rite (1): Afghanistan


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