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Afghanistan is the wonder land filled with mountains and lovely landscapes that enchant and thrill the tourists who visit this country of the islam.They are very srtict about their culture and heritage that they adhere to very religiously.If one wants to experience the real islamic culture then it has to be in this place.They are very conventional and also traditional in their ways.The lovely tourist spots lure any visitor visiting this country for the first time.Afghanistans mountain ranges are littered with landmines which is a danger though because of the war, wrecked tanks and helicopters and the bones of foreign soldiers who came to fight its guerrilla armies are the saddest things that one can experience in this countryland of Afganistan.Soon the mountains will be subject to a new thanks to the peaceful atmosphere that is restoring back in this country, and this time peaceful, invasion: from mountaineers in search of adventure among the worlds last unclimbed peaks.The formidable spine of towering ranges that make up the Hindu Kush across the countrys centre and the icy Pamirs in the far north represent the last frontier for climbers bored with the Alps or the Himalayas and craving new challenges.
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Like most countries here too the main occupation is Agriculture.Agriculture is the main occupation, although very little as less as 10% of the land is cultivated; a large percentage of the arable land was damaged by warfare during the 1980s and 90s which had a imapct that has lasted now for years together.Howeever the crops that were cultivated included wheat and other grains, cotton, sugar beets, fruits, and nuts.Mineral wealth is still virtually undeveloped or one can say very minimal, except for natural gas which is the most well utilised here.There are a lot of deposits of iron ore, coal, copper, talc, sulfur, emeralds, and lapis lazuli; oil fields are found in the north. Industry was still only in the beginning stages at the end of the 1970s when there was the outage of war and interference from the other countries and this in turn had suffered substantial damage since then. Some small-scale manufactures produce cotton and other fabrics, fertilizer, cement, and processed agricultural1 good.Once a major trade hub, the city of Kabul which is the capital of Afghanistan had been ravaged by war, and its industry has almost disappeared from the scenario.
The major cities of Afghanistan are basically divided into 34 provinces and they are as follows in the below paragraphs and they are Badakhshan, Badghis, Baghlan, Balkh, Bamiyan, Daikondi, Farah, Faryab, Ghazni, Ghowr, Helmand, Herat, Jowzjan, Kabul, Kandahar, Kapisa, Khost, Konar, Kunduz, Laghman, Lowgar, Nangarhar, Nimruz, Nurestan, Oruzgan, Paktia, Paktika, Panjshir, Parvan, Samangan, Sar-e-Pol, Takhar, Vardak, Zabol.These cities are unique in their own ways and form this vast country of Afghanistan.
Area: 647,500 km2
UNDP Human Dev Index: N/A
Currency (2005 Average): 1 CAN$ 38.79 Afghani (AFA)
Languages: Pashtu, Dari, Turkic languages (incl. Uzbek & Turkmen), 30 minor languages
National Day: Independence Day, 19 August
Ethnic Group(s): Pashtun 44%, Tajik 25%, Hazara 10%, Uzbeck 8%, Other (Aimak, Turkmen, Buloch) 13%