Background Note: Afghanistan

December 2006
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Afghanistan;Dec2006, p1
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The article provides information about the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The country is often called the crossroads of Central Asia with Kabul as its capital. It has a total land area of 647,500 square kilometers and a total population of 31,056,997 as of June 2006. The Afghanistan government is divided into an executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The history of Afghanistan as well as its political condition is discussed.


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