Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan(noun)
a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
"Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
A landlocked country in Central Asia. Official name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Capital: Kabul. Official languages: Persian (Dari), Pashto.
Origin: From افغان (Afğān, "Afghan") or افغان (Afġān, "Afghan") + ستان (-stân, "place of").
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked sovereign state forming part of South Asia, Central Asia, and to some extent Western Asia. It has a population of around 30 million inhabiting an area of approximately 647,500 km², making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and the east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast. Afghanistan has been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and human migration. Archaeologists have found evidence of human habitation from as far back as the Middle Paleolithic. Urban civilization may have begun in the area as early as 3,000 to 2,000 BCE. Sitting at an important geostrategic location that connects the Middle East culture with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, the land has been home to various peoples through the ages and witnessed many military campaigns, notably by Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and in modern era Western forces. The land also served as a source from which the Greco-Bactrians, Kushans, Hephthalites, Saffarids, Ghaznavids, Ghorids, Khiljis, Timurids, Mughals, Durranis, and others have risen to form major empires.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A large country in Central Asia, at war with England 1838, and 1878-79.
Etymology and Origins
Pursuant to the Persian stan, the country of the Afghans.
The numerical value of Afghanistan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Afghanistan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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When that rat hole is Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is still a dangerous place.
That's certainly the case in Afghanistan.
We will continue to invest in Afghanistan's future.
It is safe to say that Afghanistan is a dangerous place.
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