Afghanistan Country Profile

Afghanistan Country Profile

The profile of Afghanistan is a description of the country as seen through the eyes of investors. The scope of this profile is limited to investment centric data of the country.

Official Name of the Country

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Capital

Kabul

Total Provinces

34

Major Commercial Cities

Kabul, Herat, Nangarhar, Mazar-e Sharif, Kandahar, Helmand, Kunduz

Geographical Profile

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a landlocked country situated between South Asia and Central Asia. Afghanistan has four seasons (winter, summer, fall, spring), mountains, water, and forests

Area

652,000 km2 (252,000 sq. mi), 41st largest in the world

Climate

Arid to semi-arid (cold winters/hot and dry summers) (Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)

Total Land

65,223ha

Permanent Pasture

30,000 ha

Forest & Wood Land

1,700 ha

Fallow Land

4,286 ha

Irrigated Land

2,177 ha

Cultivated Rain fed Land

1,447 ha

All other Land

25,613 ha

Demographic Profile

Total Population

28.6million

Population Annual Growth Rate

2.4%

Population Density

39/km2

Projected Population by 2025

40.1 million

Projected Population by 2050

55.9 million

Birth Rate per 1000 Population

39

Urban Population

46.3%

Urban Population Growth Rate

4.6%

Gender

Age Group Distribution

Age Group Distribution

Literacy Rate

Age Group Distribution

Economic Profile

GDP Growth Rate
Total GDP
GDP Per Capita
GDP Formation

Investments

Initial Investment

Source: Central Statistics Organization, Afghanistan