What is Afghanistan?

  • (noun): A mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south.
    Example: "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
    Synonyms: Islamic State of Afghanistan


Afghanistan i/æfˈɡænɨstæn/ (Persian/Pashto: افغانستان, Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country forming part of South Asia, Central Asia, and to some extent Western Asia. With a population of about 30 million, it has an area of 647,500 km2 (250,001 sq mi), making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and the east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast.

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Organization For Mine Clearance And Afghan Rehabilitation
... in the awareness and removal of mines in Afghanistan ... in 1990 and initially operated in the western provinces of Afghanistan, it has since branched out to the rest of the country ... training necessary to address the new types of UXO being found in Afghanistan following coalition activity in the area ...
Nuristani Languages - Literature
... Morgenstierne, Georg (1926) Report on a Linguistic Mission to Afghanistan ... Nuristani Languages Kamviri, a Language of Afghanistan Kati, a Language of Afghanistan Prasuni, a Language of Afghanistan Strand, Richard F ...
Trinity Broadcasting Network - Controversy - Travel The Road in Afghanistan
... were embedded with American troops stationed in Afghanistan, despite the fact that, according to MRFF president Mikey Weinstein, the military exercises a "complete prohibition of the proselytizing of any religion ... Army in Afghanistan about Scott and Decker's alleged embed, which had taken place four years previously, they said that they no longer have the documentation of the missionaries' status with the ... Scott defended the trip to Afghanistan, telling ABC, "It wasn't like we were hiding in the back saying we're going to preach ...
Afghanistan - Culture - Sports
... The Afghanistan national football team has been competing in international football since 1941 and currently has a world ranking of 179 ... home games at the Ghazi Stadium in Kabul, while football in Afghanistan is governed by the Afghanistan Football Federation ... Some of the other popular sports in Afghanistan include cricket, volleyball, basketball, taekwondo, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, and bodybuilding ...
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II - Operational History - Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya Wars
... During the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, A-10s did not take part in the initial stages ... squadrons were deployed to Pakistan and Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, beginning in March 2002 ...