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Afghanistan means the Land of Afghans. Its neighboring countries are Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, Pakistan in the south and east, Iran in the south and west, and China in the far northeast. Its history and culture spans back over 5000 years. The ancient name of Afghanistan was Aryana, in the med era, it was called Khorasan, and in modern age its habitants named it Afghanistan. The capital city of Afghanistan is Kabul; it is the largest city of Afghanistan and is the center of the Afghan economy. The national sport of Afghanistan is Buzkashi. It resembles polo and is played by horsemen in two teams, each trying to grab and hold a goat carcass.

Afghanistan is the world’s 41st largest country with 647,500 km square total area. According to 2008 estimate, the country has 32,738,376 population, ranking 37th in the world. There is a wide variety of ethnic groups, which includes Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, Aimak, Turkmen, Baloch and others. It consists of 34 provinces and each province was further divided into many districts. There are 398 districts as of June 2005 but the number of districts is likely to increase with reorganization by Afghan Ministry.

Agriculture is the main source of income in Afghanistan. Its major crops include corn, rice, barley, wheat, vegetables, fruits and nuts. The major industrial crops are: cotton, tobacco, madder, castor beans, and sugar beets. Sheep farming is another source of income of Afghanis and is extremely valuable. It also produce many natural resources which include gold, silver, copper, zinc, iron ore, precious and semi-precious stones such as lapis, emerald and azure, and potentially significant petroleum and natural gas reserves. The country also has uranium, coal, chromites, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, and salt. Its major cities are Badakhshan, Badghis, Baghlan, Balkh, Bamyan, Daykundi, Farah Faryab, Ghazni, Ghor, Helmand, Herat, Jowzjan, Kabul, Kandahar, Kapisa, Khost, Konar, Kunduz, Laghman, Lowgar, Nangarhar, Nimruz, Nurestan, Oruzgan, Paktia, Paktika, Panjshir, Parvan, Samangan, Sare Pol, Takhar, Wardak, and Zabol.

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