Afghanistan: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-20.

General points to know about the country of Afghanistan – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Kabul (& largest city)

Population: 33.3 million (2016 estimate)

Language(s): Pashto, Dari

President: Ashraf Ghani

Prime Minister: Abdullah Abdullah

Currency: Afghani (AFN)

Area: 652,864 km2 (252,072 mi2)

Dialing Code: +93

Time Zone: (UTC+4:30)

Demonym: Afghan, Afghani, Afghanistani (what’s this?)

Endonym: افغانستان (Afġānistān)
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 119 for police & fire, 112 for ambulance

Drinking AgeILLEGAL!!!

Smoking Age: 15

Age of Consent: ILLEGAL!!! (outside of marriage)

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): AF (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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