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Top 10 Amazing Facts about Afghanistan (Part 1)

Afghanistan officially became the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the 37th most populous country in the world. The area is 652,230 square kilometers. It is a landlocked country in South Asia.

Its capital and largest city is Kabul. Pashto and Dari are their official languages. Afghanistan (AFN) is the currency of Afghanistan. The indigenous or inhabitants of this country are called Afghanis or Afghans. It has six neighboring countries, including Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan and China. Afghanistan is famous for its pomegranates in Asia.

1. Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, is its largest city.

2. Afghanistan is a landlocked country. Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and China all border Afghanistan.

3. The Afghan people are called Afghans and their currency is Afghans. Most of the time, people are confused about the use of these two terms.

4. Agriculture is the main source of income for Afghans. Afghanistan also has abundant natural resources, such as natural gas and oil.

5. “Buzkashi” is the national game of Afghanistan. Players from both teams try to catch goats while riding horses. This game has been played for centuries and is a difficult sport.

6. Afghanistan gained independence on August 19, 1919. They fought three wars with Britain and then declared independence. They are not directly ruled by Britain, but their foreign affairs are influenced by Britain.

7. In the past ten years, Afghanistan has received this news more than any other country.

8. The Afghans celebrate a form New Year on March 21. They call it “Nawroz”. This is a pre-Islamic holiday, and thousands of travelers from all over Afghanistan go to the city of Mazar-e-Sharif to participate in the celebrations. There is a mosque in the center of the city. It is called the Blue Mosque or “The Shrine of Hazrat Ali” and is the cousin and son of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H).

9. Mobile phones can be used in more than 90% of the country. The mobile phone is seen as a status symbol.

10. They celebrated poetry night in the western city of Herat on Thursdays in the Western city of Herat. People of all ages gather here to share modern and ancient poetry, and enjoy delicious food and sweet tea.