National Symbols of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a country in Asia. It shares borders with the following countries: Pakistan, China, Iran, . The capital of Afghanistan is Kabul.

The official language is Dari and Pashto and the Afghan afghani is the currency of the Afghanistan. The domain is .af and the country code is +93.

National day is celebrated on 19 Aug 1919. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Afghanistan is no exception.

In Afghanistan, Buzkashi is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Afghan people. Tea and Dugh is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Afghanistan. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Khushal Khattak represent a national Afghan symbol.

The country was founded by Ahmad Shah Durrani. and Mohammad Hassan Akhund is the Prime Minister.

In Afghanistan the power plugs and sockets are of type C, F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Afghan national anthem was written by Abdul Bari Jahani and composed by Babrak Wassa.

Country information

Official name(s) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Alternative name(s) Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat (official, Pashto), Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Regional location Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, east of Iran
Country name etymology "Land of the Afghans"
Climate Arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers
Terrain Mostly rugged mountains; plains in north and southwest
Population 38,928,346
National Day 19 Aug 1919
Language(s) Dari and Pashto
Religion Islam
Country code +93
Literacy rate 31.7%
Currency Afghan afghani
Capital city Kabul
Domain(TLD) .af
Ethnicity Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, & Uzbek
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Afghan
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format d/m/yyyy
Total area 652,230 km2 (251,830 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+4:30 Solar Calendar
Average elevation 1,885 m (6,184 ft)
Coastline 0 km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Afghanistan

Flag map of Afghanistan

Motto of Afghanistan

لا إله إلا الله، محمد رسول الله "There is no god but God; Muhammad is the messenger of God"

National animal of Afghanistan

The National animal of Afghanistan is Snow leopard

National Animal of Afghanistan - Snow leopard

National flower of Afghanistan

The National flower of Afghanistan is Tulip. Botanical name is Genus Tulipa.

National flower of Afghanistan - Tulip

National bird of Afghanistan

The National bird of Afghanistan is Golden eagle

National bird of Afghanistan - Golden eagle

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Neighbouring countries of Afghanistan

Afghan Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

What you see in yourself is what you see in the world.

There are twenty-five uncaught sparrows for a penny.

Don't show me the palm tree, show me the dates.

Only stretch your foot to the length of your blanket.

No one says his own buttermilk is sour.

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