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Capital:
Kabul
Government:
Presidential Islamic Republic
Current Head of Government:
Ashraf Ghani
Economy:
  • Agriculture: 24%
  • Industry: 22%
  • Services: 55%
Population:
36,643,815 (2020) (39th)
Land Size:
652,230 sq km (42nd)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Pashtun
  • Tajik
  • Hazara
  • Uzbek
  • Religions:
  • Islam: 99.7% (Sunni 84.7%, Shia 15.0%)
  • Other: 0.3%
  • Languages(s):
  • Afghan Persian or Dari (official)
  • Pashto (offical)
  • Turkic languages
  • Other (primarily Balochi and Pashai)