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A map of Afghanistan showing its location in south-central Asia.

The capital of Afghanistan is its largest city, Kabul, which is located in the east-central part of the country at an altitude of about 5,900 feet (l,800 metres). The city is connected by road to most Afghan provinces and neighbouring countries to the north and east. Afghanistan is economically one of the world's poorest countries.

The country located in the heart of south-central Asia. It has an area of some 251,825 square miles (652,225 square kilometres) and is completely landlocked, the nearest coast lying along the Arabian Sea, about 300 miles to the south. Its longest border, of 1,125 miles (1,810 kilometres), is with Pakistan, to the east and south. The 510-mile border in the west separates Afghanistan from Iran, and there is a 200-mile border with the part of Jammu and Kashmir claimed by Pakistan. The combined length of Afghanistan's northern borders with Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan is 1,050 miles.

The capital of Afghanistan is its largest city, Kabul, which is located in the east-central part of the country at an altitude of about 5,900 feet (l,800 metres). The city is connected by road to most Afghan provinces and neighbouring countries to the north and east.

Population: 26,813,057 (July 2001 est.)

Male Age structure:
0-14 years: 5,775,921
15-64 years: 7,644,242
65 years and over: 394,444

Area total: 647,500 sq km
Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Texas

Land boundaries: total: 5,529 km
border countries: China 76 km, Iran 936 km, Pakistan 2,430 km,
Tajikistan 1,206 km, Turkmenistan 744 km,
Uzbekistan 137 km

Climate: arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers
Terrain: mostly rugged mountains; plains in north and southwest
Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Amu Darya 258 m
highest point: Nowshak 7,485 m



Lets view where and the size of countries involved in the Terrorist environment as seen on the map above.


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Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon: $25 million dollars... Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Bomber: $45 million dollars... Boeing B-52 Stratofortress: $74 million dollars... Brand new B-2 Stealth Bomber: $2.1 billion dollars... A decent map of downtown Belgrade . . . Priceless. There are some things that money can't buy... Unfortunately good intelligence isn't one of them. For the rest, there's Mastercard, the official card of the 19 member NATO alliance and those who believe that sometimes you just need to blow up something in order to restore peace . . .

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This page is dated September 2001