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The strategic position of Afghanistan has always been enticed the world’s attention since ancient times. Not withstanding its rugged and forbidding terrain, the country literally translates to the 'land of the Afghans' and was known by different names in different periods of history.
Bordered by Pakistan in the south and east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China to the east, Afghanistan is a landlocked country.
Today Afghanistan is characterized by conflict and political instability. It is prudent to follow the guidelines before making a trip to the country. After the fall of the Taleban administration in 2001, the situation has improved to some extent.
Bonn conference in 2001 paved the way for the establishment of a process for political reconstruction. As a result a new constitution was adopted and presidential election was held in 2004, and National Assembly elections in 2005. Hamid Karzai was inaugurated as the first democratically elected president of Afghanistan. The National Assembly came into being on 19 December 2005.
The present dispensation is facing the challenge of stretching its authority beyond the capital city of Kabul as the rest of the country is again witnessing the resurgence of the hard-line groups.
Tourist Places Afghanistan:
Bamiyan Buddhas: World tourist place, destroid by Taliban in 2001.
Citadel: It has been reopened after a long time and the National Mesuem of Herat situated inside it. It has restored several art effects and historical things, that attract tourists from all over the world.
Band-e-Ami: These are five lakes of found naturally in Afghanistan and a beautiful place to visit.
Map of Kabul:
Irrigated land: 27,200 sq km
Participation in International Organizations: AsDB, CP, ECO, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MIGA, NAM, OIC, OPCW, OSCE (partner), SACEP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO (observer)
Major Agricultural Products: opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheep skins, lambskins
Industry & Transport: small-scale production of textiles, soap, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, cement; handwoven carpets; natural gas, coal, copper
Outline map of Afghanistan
Political Map Afghanistan