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Afghanistan is a landlocked country in the Middle East, and south west asia.
North of it is Turkmenistan, Uzbakistan and Tajikistan.
West of it is Iran.
East and South of it is Pakistan.
An Islamic Republic.
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Where is Afghanistan?

Location of Afghanistan Afghanistan is located in south-central Asia. According to Columbia Encyclopedia, "Afghanistan is bordered by Iran on the west, by Pakistan on the east and south, and by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan on the north; a narrow strip, the Vakhan (Wakhan), extends in the northeast along Pakistan to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China." See Web Links for maps related to Afghanistan

How did Afghanistan get its name?

In Dari(Afghan Language) when we say 7 it's pronounced as Haft therefore its modified as Af-ghanistan. 7 because 7 tribes lives in Afghanistan. Hazarah, Pashtun, Tajik, Uzbek, Hindu, Sikh and Turkman.

Why was Afghanistan invaded?

Usually with a question this nebulous, it would be impossible to answer it. However, interestingly enough, the upwards of 15 invasions of Afghanistan (excepting the US invasion in 2001) were all reasoned on account of its strategic position. (There was never a desire to hold Afghanistan for its people, resources, or for religious reasons.) The Strategic Rationale: Afghanistan is well placed at the crossroads of 4 major regions/empires: Persia in the West, China in the East, Russia/Soviet Union in the North, and India/Pakistan in the South. As a result of its central location and relatively good defensibility (Afghanistan is very mountainous), many different leaders wanted to conquer it to use its territory to conquer another one of Afghanistan's more desirable neighbors. The United States Invasion: The US Invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 was to hunt down the terrorists responsible for the events of 9-11 (Al-Qaeda and its affiliates) and the regime that protected them.

What were the causes of Afghanistan?

The British found out that the Afghans were a bit difficult to deal with in the 1840s.... The causes of Afghanistan are very difficult to quantify......

What is Afghanistan known for?

Afghanistan is known as the graveyard of superpowers. This is because every superpower that has tried to conquer it has failed and it has lead to their eventual demise. It is also known for t's hand-woven carpets which are world famous. Afghanistan is also famous for it's rich history that have left buddist temples, shrines and artifacts intact til this day.

What are the Regions in Afghanistan?

There are three regions in Afghanistan that are split intosub-regions. Northern Afghanistan is split into the sub-regions ofNorth Eastern Afghanistan and North Western Afghanistan. CentralAfghanistan is split into the sub-regions Eastern Afghanistan,Central Afghanistan, and Western Afghanistan. The region ofSouthern Afghanistan is split into the sub-regions South EasternAfghanistan, and South Western Afghanistan.

Why are Canadians in Afghanistan?

To stabilize Afghanistan, and help remove the Taliban government. This was following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre, and our NATO cohorts, the United States' invasion of Iraq shortly thereafter.

How do you say how are you in Afghanistan?

Because pashto is obviously the main language in Afghanistan this is how you say how are you in pashtu: (written in English) Senga yeh? Answer 2 Sorry that was worng the main language of Afghanistan is not pashto it is dari so you say how are you like this Chotor asten

What is the climate in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan has a continental climate, the summers are warm and winters cold, due to the great mountainous extension. The temperatures vary daily according to the season and depending on the altitude. Great parts of the country undergo drought and the fresh water availability is limited. Mainly it rains between October and April, with an annual average precipitation of 300mm. Afghanistan also experiences earthquakes frequently.

Why are troops in Afghanistan?

because of the pm . Because of Osama bin Ladan and his organization. they have been major targets of the U.S believed to be near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan's tribal area. . To stop the Taliban causing trouble. . To make a stable democratic country. . To teach the locals and people and give them help for the future. . If you have anything to add to this please do.

Who is Afghanistans leader?

As of July 2014, Hamid Karzai is the President of Afghanistan,having served since December 7, 2004. Karzai was born in Kandahar,Afghanistan.

Why is the US in Afghanistan?

Because they have forget the Vietnam War and they just want to remember how they have seen more dangerous country then Vietnam and are scared and they are now trying to get out of it. Because it just makes economic sense. dumping US monies in to a no load country while US citizens are losing there jobs, families to divorce, their houses to forecloses, their kids to drug abuse, and a failing education and health care system.....etc; go team!

What is famous in Afghanistan?

The most famous person in Afghanistan is Ahmad Shah Abdali Durrani. The most famous fruit in Afghanistan is Afghan Tut or Afghan(strawberry). The most famous place in Afghanistan is Kandahar. and there are more many famous things in Afghanistan

Were is Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is in Asia. Asia is a continet. Which means Afghanistan is in Middle-East of Asia. The bordering countries are Pakistan, India, etc.

Is Afghanistan in Asia?

Yes. Its part of Central/South east Asia. And it it not part of Middle East. The majority of people speak Farsi, a French/German/English/Araic/and Indian language. ( mostly French. )

Is Afghanistan a democracy?

Until the late 1970s, yes. But since the US trouble, no. The country has thousands of US militants killing people, so it's not a democracy.

Who fought in Afghanistan?

first Afghanistan used to be peaceful and lovely then suddenly Russians came and fought against Afghanistan for ten years and Afghanistan fought back so this time afghanistam succeeded then talibans came the Americans cames now America is still there in Afghanistan

How heated is Afghanistan?

Afghan houses are very cold in winter. Wood fires don't provide a lot of heat, and there is little wood.

Are there mountains in Afghanistan?

Abdullah Gan, Barai Ghar, Concord Peak, Dacht-i-Navar group , Hindukush, Koh-i-Baba, Kuh-e-Bandaka, noshak, Pamir Mountains, Safaid Koh, Sanglakh range, Mount Sikaram, Takur Ghar, Vavak Group

Does it snow in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is the hieghest Islamic country in the world the giant hindukush mountains have sourounded afghansitan the most snow fall in hapens in badakhshan and in the haert 0f hazara jat the bamian also the most famous place in havy snow fall is the salang pass and there is snow in kabul also and kunduz seldom

What does Afghanistan import?

Afghanistan imports a broad range of products, including food, vehicles, textiles, and petroleum products. Although Afghanistan has received a great deal of attention for its opium poppy production and export, other significant exports from Afghanistan include natural gas and dried fruit. There is an internationally-funded program underway to distribute saffron bulbs to farmers and encourage the adoption of high-value saffron cultivation in place of opium poppy.

Why are NATO in Afghanistan?

Well after the Fall of USSR , there was a talk between NATO that should they dissolve too , but they didn't ! but they talked about the modern world, they say that the enemy is using new technologies to harm our population and our territory, so the NATO must change its law too. We will still defend our lands and people but now we kill the enemy in their own land before it reaches our land ! " Al quad " for ex, it need to be stopped before they get hands over Nuclear weapons !

Are their trees in Afghanistan?

Of course. There are trees in every country and state. If there wasnt trees in Afghanistan, then everyone there would be dead. Trees make oxygen and absorb cardon dioxide.. Think about it. Don't think fictional. Actually think about it. This question was really unreasonable no offense.

Why are we in Afghanistan?

Armed forces around the world are bravely fighting in Afghanistan due a constant terror threat. A Taliban fighter said on camera: "Once we have taken Afghanistan, we will take move west. Invading England and America." Also, next to Afghanistan is Iran. Iran have nuclear power, which, if the Taliban and al'Qaeda got a hold of, could be awful. US army is cultivating opium and selling billions and billions of dollars worth of heroin to the whole world, just like they do in South America with cocaine.

What can you do in Afghanistan?

good question are you askin goes you want to go or something well anyways in Afghanistan you can have fun like it has really nice weather and good places like rivers and mountains and you can swim or do fishing anything you want in the rivers atleast it ain't like London no offence yeah but if you live there then its bit of hard work

Does it snow it Afghanistan?

yes and of course it is lots of snow there. especially on the top of the mountains. Like in Kabul it falls snow in winter.

What Country was Afghanistan before Afghanistan?

A country is a nation, and Afghanistan predates nations as a placeof settlement by about 50,000 years. At least people have beenknown to live there for about that long. In fact, Afghanistan isthought to be one of the oldest permanent settlement sights known,possibly predating Egypt and Mesopotamia. The political history of Afganistan is varied, beginning around 550BCE with the First Persian Empire under which the disparate tribesfrom India to modern Greece, and as far south as Egypt wereunified. This continued in 336 BCE under the Macedonian Empire,ruled by Alexander. In 322 BCE, with the death of Alexander, theterritory passed to the Maurya Empire of India and this lasteduntil around 185 BCE. The Mauryan's bumped up against the risingGreco-Bactrian Kingdom, who took over a large part of the Afghanterritory after 180 BCE. For the next 1800 years, Afghanistan andportions of it were passed among many different kingdoms andempires. Among these were the Kushans, Sasanians, Hephthalites,Kabul Shahi, Islamic Empires, Saffarid Dynasty, Samanid Empire,Gaznavids, Ghurids, Kartids, Timurids, Mughals, Hotaki Dynasty, andthe Durrani Dynasty. The Hotaki and Durrani Dynasties mark the beginning of the modernAfghan state with the rise of the Pashtun in 1709. After theAnglo-Afghan War in 1919, King Amanullah began to westernize thegovernment, but his efforts failed because of pressure from Islamicconservatives. During the Cold War, Afghanistan was a bufferbetween much of the confflict between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. The1979 Soviet invasion and war with the (partially) US backedMujahideen (direct lineage of the Taliban), the current war inAfghanistan, and the shaky nature of their government is a directresult of the "political" involvement of the US and Soviet Union inthe area post WW2.

Who can vote in Afghanistan?

Most people have the ability to vote. Women have recently gained that right, but it is strongly discouraged and some women are threatened for voting

Why does Afghanistan have wars?

Afganistan has wars because of the terrorists and militia that live and plot there. The actual fighting is beetween the British, US, French, Belgium armies etc.

What the history of Afghanistan?

Afghanistan, occupying a favored invasion route since antiquity, has been variously known as Ariana or Bactria (in ancient times) and Khorasan (in the Middle Ages). Foreign empires alternated rule with local emirs and kings until the 18th century, when a unified kingdom was established. In 1973, a military coup ushered in a republic. Pro-Soviet leftists took power in a bloody 1978 coup and concluded an economic and military treaty with the USSR. in December 1979 the USSR began a massive airlift into Kabul and backed a new coup, leading to installation of a more Pro-Soviet leader. Soviet forces fanned out over Afghanistan and waged a protracted guerrilla war with Muslim rebels, in which some 15,000 Soviet troops reportedly died. A UN-mediated agreement was signed April 14, 1988, providing for withdrawal of Soviet troops, a neutral Afghan state, and repatriation of refugees. Afghan rebels rejected the pact. The Soviets completed their troop withdrawal February 15, 1989; fighting between Afghan rebels and government forces ensued. Communist President Najibullah resigned April 16, 1992, as competing guerrilla forces advanced on Kabul. The rebels achieved power April 28, ending 14 years of soviet-backed regimes. More than 2,000,000 Afghans had been killed and 6,000,000 had left the country since 1979. Following the rebel victory there were clashes between moderates and Islamic fundamentalist forces. Burhanuddin Rabbani, a guerrilla leader, became president June 28, 1992, but fierce fighting continued around Kabul and elsewhere. The Taliban, an insurgent Islamic radical faction, captured Kabul in September 1996. The Taliban executed former president Najibullah and empowered Islamic religious police to enforce codes of dress and behavior that were especially restrictive to women. Rabbani and other ousted leaders fled to the north. Victories in the northern cities of Mazar-e Sharif, August 8, 1998, and Taloqan, August 8-11, gave the Taliban control over more than 90% of the country. On August 20, US cruise missiles struck southeast of Kabul, hitting facilities the US said were terrorist training camps run by a wealthy Saudi, Osama bin Laden. The UN imposed sanctions November 14, 1999, when Afghanistan refused to turn over bin Laden to the US for prosecution; a UN ban on all military aid to the Taliban took effect January 19, 2001. After the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the US, blaming bin Laden, demanded that the Taliban surrender him and shut down his Al-Qaeda terrorist network. When the Taliban refused, the US, with British assistance, began bombing Afghanistan October 7, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Is Afghanistan in the tropics?

No. Afghanistan is in central Asia, located between 30~37 degrees north. "Tropics" means between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn (About 23.5 degrees) Afghanistan is right in subtropics.

Where did you fight Afghanistan?

I was in Afghanistan two time. First time it was in year 2007 and I serving in Sharana base. Second time I was there in year 2010 and I serving in Warrior base. Both place are in Paktika province. First mission was difference than mission in year 2010. Second time was a lot of ambush and mine-specially on Highway 1..Who was there that knew what that to mean.

Why war is in Afghanistan?

the 9/11 attacks on the twin towers in USA were traced back to the Al-qaeda. So we responded by sending a military force there to eliminate the leader and the group but have failed miserably..... More than 19 men waiting for trial.

Does Afghanistan have electricity?

No, it gains its only electricity power from burning American flags which is renewable energy they have pledged to make under the Geneva convention to make two flags for every one burnt. Making it the most renewable energy source in the modern world.

Is Afghanistan americanized?

Answer 1 yes, heavily... that's america's aim.. to take their culture, language and identity away from them, the same way that the did with the red indians in america. they are their to kill destroy and americanize Answer 2 No. Afghanistan has a very tribal culture with poor centralization, infrastructure, and literacy. Its culture is much more conservative and agricultural than that of the United States. Even if you accept the claim made by Answer 1, that the NATO-led Occupation is attempting to take away the cultures, languages, and identities away from the myriad of Afghan ethnic groups, this has not progressed terribly far if after ten years, Afghanistan bears almost no similarities to a Western country.

Why are we at war with Afghanistan?

Regime change policy. Overambitious planning. Eventual securing of vast resources under a pro-American government (prevents other players from getting better deals on such resources--like China). It has little to do with combating terrorism--which we've seen has been proving very ineffective and extremely costly.

Why did Afghanistan have the war?

because every powerfull country have try to invade Afghanistan and make it there own land but they failed like British in WORLD WAR |, Russians in 1979-1989 and now Americans but they all failed and Americans are trying to get out of it

What is Afghanistan boarded by?

It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east, Tajikistan in the north east, Uzbekistan in the north,Turkmenistan in the northwest and Iran in the west

Is Afghanistan Arab?

There are numerous ethnicities present in Afghanistan, including Persians, Pashto, Dari, Uzbek, Turkmen, Sindhi, and Kyrgyz among others. None of these groups nor any that I am aware of speak Arabic or consider themselves to be Arab. Arabs conversely do not consider Aghanistan to be an Arab country. Afghanistan IS however a majority-Moslem nation, like all Arab countries, whence the confusion springs. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yeah, this person is right. Arabs, are kind of one of those language-strict ethnicities. Meaning the language is one of the key traits. Afghans, don't speak Arabic and it might seem like it. Because, they might dress like Arabs and they even use the Arabic writing system for their dialects (called the Urdu script). Persians are one of the dominant groups, and their culture is VERY similar to Arab culture. Arabs and Persians are pretty much, kind of like sister ethnicities yet the Arabic and Persian languages aren't even from the same family. Since Afghanistan is a Muslim nation, like the first person said, there is a mass confusion since Afghanistan is also located in the Middle East.

Are there cars in Afghanistan?

Yes, but as the country has almost no paved roads outside the majorcities their use is limited, 4WD trucks are used on the unpaved roads between towns.

Was Afghanistan communist?

Afghanistan was for a while ruled by a Communist Government whenthe Communist People's Democratic Party seized power in 1978during the Saur Revolution. Almost immediately, theCommunist take-over resulted in civil war. Without Russia'smilitary intervention and backing until 1989, the Communists wouldhaved been chased out of power by their fellow-Afghans in a matterof little over a year. The USA enthusiastically supported the rebels with billions inmilitary aid, weapons which later were used to fight the USA itselfafter it invaded Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Basically, Afghanistan is and was nothing else but a fiercelyindependent country with loyalties to only fellow tribal and clanmembers and elders, an orthodox and sometimes fundamentalist Muslimfaith and values that 'enlightened' Westerners often thinkMedieval, but that most Afghans - certainly in the rural areas -are happy to live with