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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia and South Asia. It has a population of approximately 31 million people, making it the 42nd most populous country in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and China in the far northeast. Its territory covers 652,000 km², making it the 41st largest country in the world.


"Afghanistan" is a cataloged instance, composition.


  1. "Afghanistan" is a book by Simon Norfolk.
    • also known as "Afghanistan: chronotopia"
  2. "Afghanistan" is a book written by Margaret Thatcher.
  3. "Afghanistan" is a book by Angus Hamilton.
    • subject: Description and travel
  4. "Afghanistan" is a book by Emil Trinkler.
    • also known as "Afghanistan: a geographical study of the country, based on the existing material and own observations"
    • subjects: Description and travel, Geology
  5. "Afghanistan" is a book by William Kerr Fraser-Tytler.
    • also known as "Afghanistan; a study of political developments in Central Asia"

There are many other writings with this title.


  1. "AFGHANISTAN" is an award-winning portfolio by Riccardo Venturi, depicting: When the Taliban took Kabul, women were instructed to cloak themselves in the burqa, which covers even the eyes.
    • taken in (20 years ago)
    • media: photograph
    • award:
      • World Press Photo Award for General News (Stories) nomination for Riccardo Venturi
      • World Press Photo Award for General News (Stories), received by Riccardo Venturi
  2. "Afghanistan" is an award-winning photo by David Goldman, depicting: Canadian Forces soldier Corporal Ben Vandandaigue plays on a drum kit at Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar, overlooking the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
    • taken on (4 years ago)
    • media: photograph
    • award:
      • World Press Photo Award for Arts and Entertainment (Single) nomination for David Goldman
      • World Press Photo Award for Arts and Entertainment (Single), received by David Goldman


Afghanistan: A seven-card-stud variant in which it costs 25c to open, and $1 to fold. If no one opens, all players re-ante and a new hand is dealt.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Afghanistan

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Google previewDiscover Afghanistan (2012)

by Richard Spilsbury

Discovering Afghanistan Afghanistan is a mountainous country in central Asia that is a little bit smaller than Texas. It is a poor country, damaged by years of fighting, and is struggling to improve its economy. A New Regime After years of ...

Google previewDocument-Based Questions for Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking (2007)

by Debra Housel

Afghanistan is a nation in the Middle East. It is landlocked and has no seashore. This gives it very cold winters and hot, dry summers. If it were near a body of water, its climate would be less extreme. This nation has a long history of warfare ...

Google preview"Troops in Contact"

Afghanistan is an active war zone and it is difficult to track civilian deaths due to security considerations. However, that is not the only challenge to reporting on civilian deaths. Afghanistan is a nation where civilians are often armed and join ...

Google previewAfghanistan Post-2014 (2015)

Power Configurations and Evolving Trajectories by Rajen Harshé, Dhananjay Tripathi

Afghanistan is an agriculture-based economy and this has its own problems.

Afghanistan is a diversified country and issues of identity and ethnicity at times acquire problematic connotations and have an adverse impact on the overall ...

Google previewHuman Rights Watch United States/ Afghnistan Fatally Flawed: Cluster Bombs and Their Use by the United States in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a largely agricultural nation so the fact that clusters were not dropped on industrial facilities is relatively insignificant.

Google previewAfghanistan Security (2009)

U. S. Programs to Further Reform Ministry of Interior and National Police Challenged by Lack of Military Personnel and Afghan Cooperation by Michael Johnson

Afghanistan is a very poor and underdeveloped country that needs professional and competent police to help defeat security threats to its homeland, including widespread narcotics trafficking as well as a growing insurgency. The MOI and ...

Google previewNational and international dimensions (1988)

by Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

Afghanistan is an issue that appears annually on the agenda of the General Assembly.

Afghanistan is a problem that grows out of the occupation of a non- aligned, Third World country, an occupation that has now lasted longer than World ...

Google previewThe Spectator (1907)

Afghanistan is a buffer-State, and it is worth ...

Google previewAfghanistan Reconstruction (2005)

Despite Some Progress, Deteriorating Security and Other Obstacles Continue to Threaten Achievement of U. S. Goals by David Gootnick (au)

Afghanistan is a mountainous, arid, landlocked country with limited natural resources, bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and China to the north; and Iran to the west (see fig. 1). At 647,500 square ...

Google previewTony Kushner's Postmodern Theatre (2014)

A Study of Political Discourse by Hussein Al-Badri

Located in the heart of Central Asia, Afghanistan is a country of towering mountain ranges. The capital of Afghanistan and its largest populated city is Kabul, which is located in the east- central ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: Afghanistan (2004)

Afghanistan is a landlocked country with mountain-ranges from west to east which connect it to upper Asia. Towards the west and south run long ranges which restrict trade and travel and have discouraged any foreign aggression since times ...

Google previewExporters' Encyclopaedia (1921)

Afghanistan • Although politically independent, Afghanistan is so . sjtuatecj geographically as to be dominated commercially by the traders of British India. The country has no direct contact with the outside world except through the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law Enforcement (2004)

by Larry E Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorothy M Schulz, M. R. Haberfeld

Afghanistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia bordered by Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. It has a population of 28.7 million people. Colonized by Ghengis Khan, the Ottomans, and eventually the British, ...

Google previewSweet Treats around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture by Timothy G. Roufs, Kathleen Smyth Roufs

Afghanistan. Afghanistan is surrounded by Iran, China, Pakistan, and three countries of the former Soviet Union. Despite attempts to build a stable central government, continued political instability and a resurging Taliban presence contribute ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, Timothy Rice

is a mountainous region situated between Afghanistan and the Pakistani provinces of Balochistan ...

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Quotes about Afghanistan

We can no longer apply the classic criteria to clearly determine whether and when we should use military force. We are waging war in Afghanistan, for example, but it's an asymmetrical war where the enemies are criminals instead of soldiers. (Otto Schily)
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The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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