Current Flag of Afghanistan

Current Afghanistan Flag

Explanation for the colors of the flag Black = Occupation Red = Bloodshed (War) Green = Freedom Wheat in most of the flags in Afghanistan is the reminder of the legend that the first Aryan king Yama of Aryana (Ancient Afghanistan), and the first Afghan king Ahmed-shah were crowned with it.

Afghanistan Principal Cities – Provinces, Major Cities & Towns

afghanistan major cities

Kabul, the capital and largest city, had an estimated 1,424,400 inhabitants in 1988, but possibly less than 1 million in 1995 because so much of it has been destroyed. The city was once distinguished in Afghanistan for its well-lighted streets and modern buildings, but virtually no electricity exists anymore, and many of Kabul’s structures have … Read more

Natural Regions of Afghanistan – Geography Location

geography location of afghanistan

High¬†mountains¬†cover much of Afghanistan, with about one-half of the land over 2000 m (6600 ft) in elevation. Small glaciers and year-round snowfields are common. The highest peak, Nowshak (Noshaq), rises 7485 m (24,557 ft) on the northeast border and is a lower spur of the Tirich Mir peak in Pakistan. The Hindu Kush range extends … Read more

Economy of Afghanistan – Opportunities for Growth

afghanistan economy growth

In the mid-1990s, after a decade of Soviet occupation, war, and economic manipulation, followed by the ongoing civil war, the economy of Afghanistan was in shambles. Even in the 1970s, prior to the war, Afghanistan had one of the lowest standards of living in the world; things have declined since then, with the production, trafficking, … Read more

Afghanistan Population – Country Demographic

People demographic of afghanistan

The last official census in Afghanistan was in 1979 when the population registered at 15,551,358. The 1993 population estimate was 17,691,000, though the effect of the war-with its casualties and refugees have made it difficult to make a reliable estimate. In 1979 more than 85 percent of the population lived in rural areas, with about … Read more