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Interesting Facts about Afghanistan

Afghanistan Interesting Facts

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a country in Central Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Afghanistan:

  • Afghanistan is home to the oldest oil paintings in the world.
  • There have been 26 different flags in the history of Afghanistan.
  • Afghanistan has been independent since 1919.
  • During the war in Afghanistan from 1980 to 1990, citizens were not registered.
  • New Year in Afghanistan is celebrated on March 21st.
  • In Afghanistan, a Poetry Night is held every Thursday in Herat.
  • The most common food in Afghanistan is Kabuli Pulao.
  • Afghanistan is the 41st largest country in the world.
  • Afghanistan is one of the landlocked countries.
  • The main source of income in Afghanistan is Agriculture.
  • Most of the shops in Afghanistan are closed in Friday.
  • Drinking alcohol in Afghanistan is illegal.
  • Afghanistan is rich in natural resources.
  • One of Afghanistan's main exports are Hand-Woven Rugs.
  • Handshakes between members of the opposite sex are prohibited in Afghanistan.
  • The national sport in Afghanistan is Buzkashi.
  • There is only one Jew living in Afghanistan.
  • Dogs in Afghanistan are considered unclean animals.
  • The capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul.
  • The national currency in Afghanistan is called Afghanis.
  • Afghanistan borders with Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and China.
  • Mobile phones in Afghanistan are status Symbols.
  • The city of Herat was captured by Alexander the Great in 330 BC.
  • The world's largest Buddha statues were built in Afghanistan until they were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.
  • The world's largest supplier of opium is Afghanistan.
  • Prior to the introduction of Islam in Afghanistan, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism were the dominant religions.
  • Hamid Karzai became the first democratically elected president of Afghanistan in 2004.
  • Kabul is the largest city in Afghanistan.
  • Afghanistan translates as "The Land of Afghans".
  • The official languages of Afghanistan are Pashto and Dari.

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