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AFGHANISTAN
(pronounced - af-gani-stan | æfˈgænɪˌstæn)
OFFICIAL NAME: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
DEMONYMS: Afghan, Asian
Afghanistan is part of the South-central Asia region in the continent of Asia. Afghanistan is also known as the Land of the Afghans or the Graveyard of Empires. It is in the Northern hemisphere and is 647.5 thousand square kilometres in size. The primary languages spoken are Dari and Pashto, the capital city is Kabul, and the main currency used is the Afghani.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
Very Low
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.366 million
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.1.1 million
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
No
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
No
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
No

Geography

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CAPITAL

Kabul

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REGION

South-central Asia

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CONTINENT

Asia

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HEMISPHERE

Northern

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AREA

647500

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Landlocked

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Afghanistan
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
阿富汗
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Afghanistan
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Afganistán
Arabic Flag
Arabic
أفغانستان
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Afeganistão
French Flag
French
Afghanistan
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
אפגניסטן
Russian Flag
Russian
Афганистан
German Flag
German
Afghanistan
Hindi Flag
Hindi
अफ़गानिस्तान
Japanese Flag
Japanese
アフガニスタン

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LAST UPDATED:  April 25, 2023
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  • GENDER IDENTITY/EXPRESSION | The country does not have any laws in place regarding gender identity and expression
  • LGBTQIA+ ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS | This country has no anti-discrimination laws) in place. The lack of regulations means that there is no legal protection for those community members living or visiting from facing discrimination
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Government

| INFORMATION

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AFGHANISTAN
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
وزارت خارجه افغانستان, | د افغانستان د بهرنیو چارو وزارت
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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AFGHANISTAN
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH
وزارت صحت عامه افغانستان, | د افغانستان د عامې روغتیا وزارت
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
(as-salâmo 'alaykom) ااسال م عليكم | سلام کول
HI
(as-salâmo 'alaykom) ااسال م عليكم | سلام
HOW ARE YOU?
(ci hâl dâri?) چي حال داري؟ | ته څنګه یاست؟
GOOD MORNING
(sobh baxir) صبح بخير | سهار مو پخير
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
- | زه ښه یم تاسو څنګه یاست؟
GOOD AFTERNOON
(cast baxir) چست بخير | ماسپېښين مو نېکمرغه
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
(nâmêtân cist?) نامتان چيست؟ | ستا څه نوم دی؟
GOOD NIGHT
(šab baxir) شپ بخير | ښه شپه
MY NAME IS…
(nâme man ast) نام من است | زما نوم دی ...
WELCOME
- | ښه راغلاست
NICE TO MEET YOU
(xoshâl šodom az molâqâte šoma) خشحال شدم از ملاقات شما | په لیدو مو خوښ شوم
GOODBYE
(xudâ hâfez) خدا حافظ | خداى پامان
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
(âyâ šumâ englisi yâd dâren?) آيا شما انگريسي ياد دارن؟ | تاسو انګرېزي خبرې کولای شی؟

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Dari | Pashto
Official Language(s) spoken in Afghanistan
The emergency service numbers within Afghanistan to call during an emergency
  • AMBULANCE - when someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk (emergency medical services and technical rescue)
  • POLICE - when you feel in danger, are in dangerous situations or have witnessed a crime (law enforcement, criminal investigation, and maintenance of public order)
  • FIRE RESCUE - when a fire occurs or where a person needs rescue (fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials mitigation)


Ambulance
AMBULANCE
امبولانس (dari) | امبولانس (pashto)

dial
119

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
پلیس (dari) | پولیس (pashto)

dial
119

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
آتش (dari) | اور (pashto)

dial
112

Call Fire Service Now


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  USEFUL PHRASES | EMERGENCY

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EMERGENCY
- | بیړنی
HELP ME
- | مرسته را سره وکړه
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
- | نږدې روغتون چیرته دی؟
STOP
- | درېدل
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
- | ترټولو نږدې درملتون چیرته دی؟
HOSPITAL
- | روغتون
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
- | د پولیسو مرکز چیرته دی؟
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

93

INTERNET SUFFIX

.af

LANGUAGES

Dari, Pashto

CURRENCY

NAME:
Afghani
SYM:
Af
DIVISION:
100 puls

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
220
HERTZ:
50

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
2
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug C Electricity Plug F

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CLIMATE

Kabul

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
6.7°C | 44°F
02| FEB
8.3°C | 46.9°F
03| MAR
15.6°C | 60°F
04| APR
21.3°C | 70.3°F
05| MAY
26.9°C | 80.5°F
06| JUN
31.5°C | 88.7°F
07| JUL
33.8°C | 92.8°F
08| AUG
32.9°C | 91.2°F
09| SEP
29.3°C | 84.7°F
10| OCT
23.5°C | 74.3°F
11| NOV
15.8°C | 60.5°F
12| DEC
10.3°C | 50.5°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
-4.7°C | 23.6°F
02| FEB
-2.2°C | 28.1°F
03| MAR
3.6°C | 38.5°F
04| APR
7.9°C | 46.2°F
05| MAY
12.1°C | 53.8°F
06| JUN
16.9°C | 62.4°F
07| JUL
18.9°C | 66°F
08| AUG
18.1°C | 64.6°F
09| SEP
13.8°C | 56.9°F
10| OCT
7.7°C | 45.8°F
11| NOV
2°C | 35.6°F
12| DEC
-2.6°C | 27.3°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
Afghanistan Season Image
Spring SeasonSPRING
Printemps (fr) | Frühling (de) | Primavera (es) | Primavera (it) | Lente (du) | Primavera (pt)
March-May
Summer SeasonSUMMER
Été (fr) | Sommer (de) | Verano (es) | Estate (it) | Zomer (du) | Verão (pt)
June-August
Autumn SeasonAUTUMN
Automne (fr) | Herbst (de) | Otoño (es) | Autunno (it) | Herfst (du) | Outono (pt)
September-November
Winter SeasonWINTER
Hiver (fr) | Winter (de) | Invierno (es) | Inverno (it) | Winter (du) | Inverno (pt)
November-February
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
(bale) بله | هو
EXCUSE ME
(bêbaxšin) بيبخشين | بخښنه غواړم
NO
(ne) نه | نه
PLEASE
(lotfân) لطفا | مهرباني وکړه
NO, THANK YOU
- | نه ، مننه
SORRY
(mahzrat mêxwaham) محذرت ميخواهم | بخښنه
MAYBE
(šâyad) شاید | امکان لری
THANK YOU
(tašakor) تشكر | مننه

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  Oct 11,2022

TIMEZONE

UTC+4.3 (Asia/Kabul)

DST APPLIES

No

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AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

31
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
Required
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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
- | لارښوونې او لارښود
HOW DO I GET THERE?
- | زه څنکه هلته ورسيږم؟
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
(qimtaš cefdor asat?) قیمتش چقدر است؟ | دا څومره دی؟
HOW FAR IS IT?
- | څومره لرې دی؟
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
- | تاسو کریدت کارت مني؟
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
- | تشناب چیرته دی؟
I'M NOT INTERESTED
- | زه په کې لیوالتیا نلرم
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
- | ترټولو نږدی رستورانت چیرته دی؟
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
(man namêdânam) من نميدانم | زه نه پوهیږم
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
- | زه څومره پوروړی یم؟

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Lesbian
- (dari) | لیسبین (pashto)
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Gay
- (dari) | همجنګ (pashto)
Bisexual Flag
Bisexual
- (dari) | دوه اړخيزه (pashto)
Transgender Flag
Transgender
- (dari) | ليږدونکی (pashto)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
- (dari) | androgynous (pashto)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
- (dari) | غیر زوجې (pashto)
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Questioning
- (dari) | پوښتنې (pashto)
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Community
- (dari) | ټولنه (pashto)
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- (dari) | intersex (pashto)
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Sexuality
- (dari) | جنسیت پورې اړوند (pashto)
Non-Bingary Flag
Non-Binary
- (dari) | جنډر - سیال (pashto)
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Queer
- (dari) | عجیبه (pashto)
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