Facts about Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan’s total GDP is US $ 21.06 billion and per capita is US $ 1,900. Fifty-six percent of the country’s GDP comes from services, and 22% from agriculture and industry.
  • Afghanistan’s main agricultural products include opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, lamb, sheepskin, sheep skins and poppies.
  • Living standards in Afghanistan are among the worst in the world and are highly dependent on foreign aid.
  • Afghanistan spends 0.89% of its GDP on military spending.
  • Only 10.6% of the Afghan population has access to the Internet. Afghanistan.
  • At 250,000 square miles, Afghanistan is roughly the size of Texas.
  • According to UNICEF, fifteen percent of the population was married by age 15.
  • About 33% of the population marries before the age of 18.
  • Thirty-six percent of Afghanistan’s population lives below the federal poverty line.
  • Sometimes the people of Afghanistan are mistakenly referred to as Afghans. It is actually the currency of the country. The people of Afghanistan are known as Afghans.
  • Buzkashi is the national game of Afghanistan. This challenging game requires players to catch a goat while riding a horse.
  • The Bamiyan Caves in Afghanistan were home to the world’s first oil paintings.
  • Dari and Pashto are the official languages ​​of Afghanistan, but Turkish is also spoken in some regions. Afghanistan 
  • The most spoken foreign language in the country is English.
  • At least 14 tribes were found in Afghanistan.
  • The official religion of Afghanistan is Islam. Ninety-nine percent of Afghans are Muslim.
  • Since most Afghans are Muslim, they do not eat pork or drink alcohol.
  • Afghanistan’s New Year is celebrated on March 21, which is the first day of spring.
  • The percentage of Afghans with access to electricity is one of the lowest in the world.
  • While electricity may not be sufficient, 18 million Afghans own and use mobile phones.
  • Poetry is a large part of Afghanistan’s culture and has been a part of its history for over 1000 years.
  • Afghanistan gained independence from Great Britain on 19 August 1919 after the Third Anglo-African War
  • Afghanistan was first inhabited over 9,000 years ago. Afghanistan.
  • Many shops and businesses are closed on Friday, which is considered a holy day in Afghanistan.
  • The government of Afghanistan is a presidential Islamic republic, which means that it officially obeys Islamic law.
  • Fasting and prayer are required during Ramadan. Some exceptions for foreigners, people who are sick, and people who travel.
  • While foreigners are not required to fast during Ramadan, they are still prohibited from eating, drinking, chewing gum and smoking in public. 
  • During Ramadan, the working day is reduced to six hours. Facts about Afghanistan
  • Family is very important to Afghans. After the wedding, the son and his wife traditionally remain in the family home, in a separate room.
  • Afghan women should dress modestly. Reveal clothing should not be worn and most women wear headscarves.
  • Although handshaking is a common greeting, men and women rarely and rarely shake hands.
  • In Afghanistan, men and women also avoid eye contact as much as possible
  • The Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan is considered to be the busiest airstrip in the world.
  • Arranged marriages are common in Afghanistan, and factors such as wealth, status and tribe are taken into account when creating a pair. 
  • Protecting human honor is the cause of violence in Afghanistan. It is not uncommon for someone to strike back if he or his family is dishonored.
  • Slightly less than 12% of Afghanistan’s land is arable.
  • Afghanistan sees over 300 sunny days every year. Facts about Afghanistan
  • The two largest Buddha statues in the world once stood in Afghanistan. However, they were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.
  • The Afghan city of Herat hosts poetry evenings on Thursdays, where men, women and children gather to read and listen to poetry. 
  • Afghanistan is landlocked and shares borders with six other countries.
  • Popular Afghan dishes include steamed dumplings known as manti and rice cooked in broth called palao. 
  • The snow leopard, red flying squirrel, corsac fox and desert hedgehog are just a few of the animals that call Afghanistan home. Facts about Afghanistan
  • Afghan rugs are a popular export found in homes around the world.
  • Hamid Karzai was the country’s first democratically elected president. He was elected to office in 2004.45
  • The country is the world’s largest supplier of opium.
  • Afghanistan is trying to rebuild its economy after years of instability and invasion.
  • At least 9 million people in the country cannot read and write, making Afghanistan one of the most illiterate countries in the world. Facts about Afghanistan
  • UNICEF data show that about 25% of children are involved in child labor, mainly due to high levels of poverty.
  • According to Taliban rule, girls and women were not allowed to attend school in Afghanistan.
  • About half of the country’s residents have access to the Internet. Afghanistan.
  • Hindu Kush is the highest mountain in the country.
  • Modern Afghanistan was founded in 1747 by Ahmad Shah Durrani.
  • Dishes in Afghanistan are served with naan, unleavened flat bread.
  • Afghans are driving on the right side of the road.