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Middle Eastern Studies

Afghanistan
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julia hanson

on 21 April 2010

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Transcript of Middle Eastern Studies

Afghanistan
Capital: Kabul Government Type:
Islamic Republic Current Leader:
Hamid Karzai Physical Map: Political Map: Land Area: 652,230 sq km Percent of Arable Land: 12.13% Highest Point of Elevation: Noshak- 7,485m Lowest Point of Elevation: Amu Darya- 258m Population of Country:
28,395,716 Population Density:
43.5 sq km
Life Expectancy:
44.4 years Infant Mortality Rate:
153.14 Literacy Rate:
28.1% Unemployment Rate:
35% Percent Below Poverty Line:
36%
Two Largest Ethnic Groups:
Pashtun- 42%
Tajik- 27%
Two Largest Ethnic Groups:
Sunni Muslim- 80%
Shia Muslim- 19% Top Three Exports:
-Opium
-Fruits and nuts
-Handwoven Carpets Top Three Imports:
-Machinery and other capital goods
-Food
-Textiles 1.00 AFN = 0.0216802 USD
1.00 AFN = 0.119872 EGP Name of Currency:
Afghanis (AFN)
Number of Mobile Telephones:
8.45 million Number of Television Stations:
16
Deputy Mayor of Afghanistan's Kandahar Shot Dead:

The deputy mayor of Kandahar was shot dead on while on his way to pray at a mosque. Mayor Azizullah Ziarmal was shot dead while going to the mosque to pray on the evening of Monday, April 19, 2010. The Interior Ministry described the gunman as a "terrorist" but gave no further details.
5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Central Afghanistan:

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the richter scale struck a remote area in central Afghanistan on Monday, April 19, 2010, killing at least seven people and injuring around 30 others. The quake affected three districts in central Samangan province. Tremors were felt in Kabul, as well as in the neighboring countries of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Middle Eastern Studies
Julia Hanson
Hour 3
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