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Afghanistan

Afghanistan
  • Capital

    Capital

    Kabul

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:02

  • Population

    Population

    29.12 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +93

  • Currency

    Currency

    ؋ AFN (afghani)

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Kabul

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:02

  • Population

    Population

    29.12 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +93

  • Currency

    Currency

    ؋ AFN (afghani)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 213

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.07 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    327mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    652 860 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    1%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    2%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    58%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    1.92 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Pashtun - 42 %
    Tajik - 27 %
    Hazara - 9 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 99 %
    Islam - 99 %
    other - 1 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    31.7%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Afghan Persian or Dari - 50 %
    Pashto - 35 %
    Turkic languages - 11 %

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    319 400

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    1 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    8.8%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    24%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    189 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    bricks, textiles, soap, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, apparel, food-products, non-alcoholic beverages

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    opium, wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    16%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    9 809kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    183 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    1

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What not to do when visiting Afghanistan

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Street & Behavioral

Don't initiate a conversation with a woman and don't ask a male about his wife or female relatives.

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Business & Communication

Don't give alcohol as a gift. When bringing a gift, be subtle and don't immediately give it, but instead discreetly place it near the door or where you sit down. The green colour is good for wedding gift wrapping.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to handshake when greeting - people also place their hands over the heart and nod slightly. Women and men never shake hands or speak alone directly to one another - eye contact between men and women should be avoided.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Anyone in Afghanistan who is assigned the number 39 on his license plate will not have an easy time. The number is associated with prostitution.

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Business & Communication

Don't be alone with the woman in the same room if you're a man - if this happens, make sure the door is left open.

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Social Events

Don't forget to remove shoes when entering someone's place.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget homosexuality is illegal here.

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Social Events

Don't be surprised if you're seated on the floor (usually on cushions) when eating at someone's place. If you can, sit cross-legged.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget business is very much personal here - if you haven't already invested some time in getting to know your counterparts, use initial meetings to establish trust. Once done, you can move to the business.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of Opium.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget the communication style is somewhat indirect - it's important to phrase questions intelligently, you will rarely get "no" as the answer.

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Business & Communication

Don't drink tap water - it's not drinkable.

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Business & Communication

Don't bring any alcohol, narcotics nor pork products into the country.

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