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General information
Long nameIslamic Republic of Afghanistan
Population (people)15,500,000 (1979)
Population (source)census
Constitutional form
Drives on
Head of state authority
Main continent
Number of airports52
Airports - with paved runways23
Airports - with unpaved runways29
Area (m²)652,864
Birth rate (births/1,000 population)39
Calling code
Children under the age of 5 years underweight (%)33
Current Account Balance (US$)-736,000,000
Death rate (deaths/1,000 population)15
Debt - external (Billion US$)1
Economic aid donor (Billion $)
Electricity consumption (billion kWh)0
Electricity consumption per capita (kWh per person)8
Electricity exports (million kWh)0
Electricity imports (million kWh)120
Electricity production (billion kWh)0
Exports (Billion $)3
GDP - per capita (PPP) (US$)1,000
GDP (purchasing power parity) (Billion $)30
GDP real growth rate (%)6
Gross national income (US$)29
Human Development Index0
Health expenditures (% of GDP)7
HIV AIDS adult prevalence rate (%)0
HIV AIDS deaths
HIV AIDS people living with HIV AIDS
Hospital bed density (beds/1,000 population)0
Capital city
Imports (Billion $)9
Industrial production growth rate (%)
Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)122
Inflation rate consumer prices (%)8
Internet hosts121
Internet tld.af
Internet users1,000,000
Investment (gross fixed) (%)
Iso 3166 codeAF
Labor force15,000,000
Life expectancy at birth (years)50
Literacy (%)28
Manpower available for military service7,056,339
Manpower fit for military service4,050,222
Manpower reaching militarily age annually392,116
Is democracyYes
Market value of publicly traded shares (US$)
Maternal mortality rate (deaths/100,000 live births)460
Merchant marine
Military expenditures percent of GDP2
Natural gas consumption (cubic meters)30,000,000
Natural gas consumption per capita (cubic meters per person)1
Natural gas exports (cubic meters)0
Natural gas imports (cubic meters)0
Natural gas production (cubic meters)30,000,000
Natural gas proved reserves (cubic meters)49,550,000,128
Net migration rate (migrant/1,000 population)-3
Obesity adult prevalence rate (%)
Oil consumption (bbl/day)4,800
Oil consumption per capita (bbl/day per 1000 people)0
Oil exports (bbl/day)0
Oil imports (bbl/day)4,512
Oil production (bbl/day)0
Oil proved reserves (bbl)0
Physicians density (physicians/1,000 population)0
Population below poverty line (%)36
Population census (people)15,500,000 (1979)
Population density (Number of people per square kilometer)47
Population estimate (people)31,822,848 (2014)
Population growth rate (%)2
Public debt (% of GDP)
Railways (km)
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold (US$)
Roadways (km)42,150
Stock of direct foreign investment abroad (US$)
Stock of direct foreign investment at home (US$)
Telephones main lines in use13,500
Telephones main lines in use per capita0
Telephones mobile cellular17,558,000
Telephones mobile cellular per capita59
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)6
Unemployment rate (%)35
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 (%)
Waterways (km)1,200
ValleyGreat Pamir, Little Pamir, Pamir Wakhan, Panjshir Valley, Vallée d'Ajdar
BorderAfghanistan–China border, Afghanistan–Iran border, Afghanistan–Tajikistan border, Afghanistan–Turkmenistan border, Afghanistan–Uzbekistan barrier, Afghanistan–Uzbekistan border, Frontière entre l'Afghanistan et le Pakistan
Demonymafghan, afghanistani
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