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Internet Usage Statistics:
4,005,414 Internet users as of Dec 31, 2014;
12.3% of the population, according to IWS.

Afghanistan - officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Asia. Generally considered a part of Central Asia, it is sometimes ascribed to a regional bloc in either the Middle East or South Asia, as it has cultural, ethno-linguistic, and geographic links with most of its neighbors. It is bordered by Iran in the west, Pakistan in the south and east, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and the People’s Republic of China to the east. The name Afghanistan is derived from Persian, meaning "land of the Afghans".

Latest Population Estimate:
32,564,342 population for 2015, according to Census Bureau.

Latest GDP Estimate:
GNI per capita was US$ 690 for 2014, according to the World Bank.

Afghanistan Land Size (Area):
Afghanistan has 652,090 sq km - Population Density is 50 persons per sq km.

Afghanistan Map: Map and basic data for Afghanistan.

Weather in Afghanistan: Weather in Afghanistan.

Tourism in Afghanistan: Tourism in Afghanistan

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GNI p.c.*

Usage Source










1.1 %

US$ 1,080





3.4 %

US$ 1,610





4.2 %

US$ 1,700





5.0 %

US$ 1,940





5.9 %

US$ 2,000





12.3 %

US$ 680


Note: Per Capita GNI in US dollars, source: World Bank, based on purchasing power parity (PPP).

Afghanistan Statistics
World Bank Statistics and Data for Afghanistan

Search Engines and Directories:
Afghanistan Search Engines

Afghanistan Open Directory


Afghanistan Profile

Afghanistan in the Wikipedia
Afghanistan history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Afghanistan in the CIA Factbook
Afghanistan information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

Afghanistan Profile by the BBC
Up to date resume about Afghanistan leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links by the BBC.

Afghanistan e-Government
The Afghanistan e-portal, with useful links.

Afghanistan News Page
Good Afghan News, with another focus on Afghanistan.

Baktar News Page
Afghanistan news media for agriculture, climate, economy, education, environment, and more topics.

Afghanistan Telecommunications and Broadband Reports

Afghanistan Telecoms Market Overview and Forecasts Report
Afghanistan is building some positive momentum in its effort to put national telecom infrastructure in place and to offer effective telecom service throughout the country. The process involved in achieving, however, this has not been altogether smooth. The 2001 war in Afghanistan destroyed telecommunications infrastructure that had already been suffering serious disrepair due to neglect by the Taliban government. The nation’s network of telephone lines was left barely functioning. There were only 12,000 telephones in the capital city, Kabul, with its population of almost 2 million residents.
See summary and table of contents

Afghanistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband, Statistics Report
Afghanistan continues to be confronted on the widest possible front by the challenges of moving from a fragile present into a more stable and positive future.
Read more here.

Favorite Web Sites in Afghanistan

Google Afghanistan search engine, offered in English and Farsi

Afghanistan Blog Hosting

Afghanistan sports information site in the Farsi language.

Popular job site in Afghanistan.

Jobs and recruitment source in Afghanistan.

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