Afghanistan is a landlocked and mountainous country in the heart of Asia, bordered by Pakistan to the south and east, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the north. There is a short border with China to the far northeast, but in extremely inaccessible terrain.
Kabul has been the capital of Afghanistan since about 1776. The city has been badly damaged during the various 1979–2001 wars, particularly its western parts.
This section covers the Eastern portion of Afghanistan. This region is inhabited by the nationalist Pashtuns …
Herat is a big, relatively wealthy city in western Afghanistan.
This section covers the northwestern portion of Afghanistan. The Northern Alliance held out here when Taliban controlled the rest of Afghanistan.
Bamiyan is the main town in Bamiyan Province. Bamiyan is one of the main tourist attractions in Afghanistan, largely due to the giant destroyed Buddha statues.
This section covers the Northeastern portion of Afghanistan. The historic region of Bactria spanned territory that …
Mazar-e Sharif, officially called Mazari Sharif and also Mazar-i-Sharif, Mazar-e Sharif, even Mazar Sharif or just Mazar is a city in Afghanistan and the capital of Balkh Province.
This section covers the Western portion of Afghanistan. This region is inhabitanted by the Farsiwans and the …
This section covers the Southern portion of Afghanistan. It covers Farah, Helmand, Kandahar, Nimruz, Uruzgan and Zabul Provinces.
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