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Population: 26,813,057 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: Pashtu 35%, Afghan Persian (Dari) 50%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4%, much bilingualism

Background: Afghanistan was invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union in 1979. The USSR was forced to withdraw 10 years later by anti-communist mujahidin forces supplied and trained by the US, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and others. Fighting subsequently continued...

Currency: afghani (AFA, No information)

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.


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Related Links

 · CIA World Factbook: Afghanistan
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Afghanistan
 · BBC Country profile: Afghanistan