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Benjamin Alers

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Pashtu (official) 35%, Afghan Persian (Dari)(official) 50%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4%,

Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 19%, other 1% Afghanistan By:Ben Alers Basic info:

28,513,677 (July 2004 est.)


Lowest point: Amu Darya 258 m above sea level
Highest point: Noshak 7,485 m above sea level

Area: 652,230 sq km
Country comparison to the world: 41

Climate:arid to semi-arid I hope you enjoyed the presentation. bye!!!!!! People

Age structure:
0 -14 years: 44.7% (male 6,525,929; female 6,222,497)
15-64 years: 52.9% (male 7,733,707; female 7,346,226)
65 years and over: 2.4% (male 334,427; female 350,891) (2004 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 42.46 years
male: 42.27 years
female: 42.66 years (2004 est.)

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
female: 21% (1999 est.)
total population: 36%
male: 51%

Exports: opium, fruits and nuts, handwoven carpets, wool, cotton, hides and pelts, precious and semi-precious gems

Imports: capital goods, food, textiles, petroleum products

Natural Resources: natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stones.

afghani Bibliography:


















http://afghantea.com/images/food/sabzi_chalow_l.jpg fashion fashion Goverment

Offical name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Most commonly used name: Afghanistan

Goverment type: Islamic republic(A form of government used by some Muslim countries. It is a republic, but its laws are required to be compatible with the laws of Islam.)

President: Hamid KARZAI map where afghanistan is Transportation

Highways: total: 21,000 km/paved: 2,793 km/unpaved: 18,207 km (1999 est.

Waterways: 1,200 km
Note: chiefly Amu Darya, which handles vessels up to 500 DWT (2001)

Pipelines: gas 651 km (2003)

Ports and harbors: Kheyrabad, Shir Khan

Airports: 47 (2003 est.)

5 (2003 est.) Communications

Telephones: main lines in use: 280,000 (2005)

Telephones: mobile cellular: 1.4 million (2005)

Televisions: 100,000 (1999)

Internet users:30,000 (2005) Food:

Quabili Pallow: long grain basmati rice baked with lamb shank, topped with sauteed raisins and carrots with sliced almonds.
Afghanistan is landlocked, but it still has two riverports, Kheyrabad and Shir Khan
1919-Afghanistan gains independence from England 1979-Soviet troops enter Afghanistan,mujahideen fight back 1988-Last Soviet troops leave Afghanistan,the mujahideen won 1996-Taliban take over 1998-Earthquake kills thousands If you were a boy, you would dress like your father. If you were a girl, you would dress like your mother.during the Taliban rule a boy was lucky to go to school. Nowadays, boys and girls go to school. There are signs outside saying "Let's Study". by:ben alers 2001-Taliban blow up two sacred buddist statues 2004- Hamid KARZAI elected president CLIMATE: Afghanistan has a dry climate with large differences between day and night temperatures.. Summer temperatures in the plains can reach 46 degrees Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit) while in the higher plateaux winter temperatures can fall to -26 degrees Celsius (-15 degrees Fahrenheit). The "Winds of 120 Days" which happen between June to September can have speeds of up to 180 kmph (108 mph) and the rainy season is from October to April. Sports and recreation:

competive kite flying


shooting(game and sport)

bozkashī(riders compete to take and keep control of a goat or calf carcass)

buzul-bazi(similar to marbles, uses sheep knuckle bones) "Northern Afghan men adore buzkashi ("grab the goat"), an ancient game that is believed to have been developed in central Asia and is considered part of Afghan’s noble past. While various peoples play the game, the Uzbeks are considered its champions. Played on horseback, buzkashi may involve hundreds of players. Teams are limited to 10 men. A headless carcass, nowadays usually from a calf, is thrown on the ground in the centre of the circle of horsemen. At a signal, the riders rush in and each tries to lift the carcass onto his horse, a task that alone takes great strength. Yet to score a goal, the rider with the carcass must also gallop to a goal point (often over a mile away) through opposing riders armed with whips, then return to the starting point and drop the calf where it was picked up. The horses used for buzkashi are specially trained and costly."

- http://www.cp-pc.ca/english/afghanistan/sports.html

h Socializing:
mostly people join parties
and go into each others
houses 2006-Violent anti-US protests in Kabul, the worst since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
15 of Feb: Liberation Day.
15 of Feb: Roze-Maulud (Birth of the Prophet).
21 of Mar: Navruz (Persian New Year).
18 of Apr: Liberation Day.
28 of Apr: Revolution Day; Loss of the Muslim Nation.
1 May: Labour Day.
19 Aug: National Day.
30 Aug - 31 Aug: Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
6 Nov - 7 Nov: Eid-al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).
27 Dec: Ashura (Martyrdom of Imam Hussein).

2007- Taliban senior commander is killed 2008- President Bush sends 4,500 troops to Afghanistan 2009- President Obama sends 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan bringing the total to 100,000 US soldiers in Afghanistan Soviet troops leaving A mujahideen fighter Afghanistan Overview of History:
Many civilizations have lived in Afghanistan. The people of Afghanistan have had a troubled history with lots of fighting. First of all, the mujahideen, rebels, fought back against the Soviets. When the Soviets left the fighting continued. After that, the Taliban took over and ruled harshly. After 9/11, US forces entered Afghanistan and demanded that the Taliban to hand over Osama Bin Laden, the ruler of Al Quaeda, who the Taliban was hiding. Osama Bin Laden was responsible for 9/11. The Taliban did not turn him over, so the US attacked. Today the conflict conitnues with more US troops going over to try to end the conflict and defeat the taliban. The average family size is 7-8 people family structure Lamb kabab: mostly served with naan, and rarely rice

Mantu: Mantu are steamed dumplings fattened with cut up onion

Qormas: Soups made of variety of things are very popular in Afghanistan. These soups are known locally as shorma

Chalow: fluffy white rice with each grain separated

Khameerbob: a type of pasta dish native to Afghanistan
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