this page you will find a map of Afghanistan
and some information about the country. The map is a detail of a Map
of the World published by Planet
Poster Editons in Germany.
Map of the World costs 11.50 Euros, it is described in detail at www.planetposter.de
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Official name of country: Afġânistân (Pushto/pashtu), Afġânestân (Dari)
Official script of the country: Arabic/arabisch
of inhabitats: see www.citypopulation.de.
of Afghanistan with surrounding
areas. - Landkarte von Afghanistan.
- Mapa de Afganistán. - Carte d'Afghanistan.
The capital of Afghanistan is Kabul. Flights to Afghanistan usually go to Kabul. Kabul is the largest city of the country, others are Herat, Kandahar, Mazar-e Sharif and Kondoz. Afghanistan is a country of many mountains, foothills of the Himalaya in the east of the country arise to more than 7000 m altitude.
Afghanistan is one of the poorest and less developed countries of the world, a central administration of the large country has always been a difficult task. Soviet occupation, Taliban radical Islamic government and US actions in Afghanistan (and Guantánamo) have been far away from repecting human rights of the Afghan people.
Poshto/Pashtu and Dari are the official languages of the countriy, for there are several more native languages spoken. Our map shows that the names are spelled in Arabic script.
We would appreciate more detailed information, also about flights or individual tours to Afghanistan. Though tourism is not really of importance in this country, where travelling is still quite dangerous.
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numbers of inhabitants of the cities were taken from www.citypopulation.de.
the mountain peak altitudes were largely derived form www.peakbagger.com.
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