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Afghanistan is a country close to the center of the Asia. It's bordered by Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran and in the far southeast, China. The population is 30,420,000. The land area is 251,772 sq miles. The GDP per capita is $956. The main languages are Dari Persian and Pashto.

Afghanistan has been broken into peaces and conquered by many different people in the past, including the Medes, Greeks Persians, Arabs, Kushans, Turks, Hepthalites, and Mongols. Modern-day Afghanistan was created in 1747 by Ahmed Shah Durrani. Britain tried to take over Afghanistan is the mid-19th century. In 1919 the country began to exercise its independence again.
Afghanistan is not recommended for travelers from the United States for various reasons.

Sah Tus Aqa Ghar is 15757 ft tall. There's actually not much information on this mountain.

The capital of Afghanistan is Kabul. It's also the largest city in Afghanistan. The city is very poor looking, the buildings are not shiny, or new looking. Most look a bit run down. There's not really too much that interested me here. There are quite a few mosques in the city, but they still look a bit run down. There was also an old fortress in the city, which is pictured below.

Kabul reminds me mostly of the ghetto and project cities of the U.S. The mountains are pretty and the country itself is nice.

Afghan Mountains

Afghan Mountains

Old Kabul Fortress

Old Kabul Fortress

Kabul areial veiw

Kabul areial veiw

Posted by JPalmer15 11:40 Archived in Afghanistan

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