Demographics of Afghanistan


An analysis of the demography of Afghanistan provides you with interesting data's and facts on the various geographical aspects of the country. Afghanistan is mainly a landlocked country situated in the central part of Asia. Since the earlier times, the country has been under the formidable influence of Persians, Arabs, Turks, and Mongols from time to time. To know more about the geographical demography of Afghanistan, here's sharing with you information on the bordering nations as Pakistan lies towards the south and on to the east, Iran on to the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan towards the north, China in the northeast. The country shares an area of 249,999 sq meters (647,497 sq km). It's important to note that Hindu Kush mountain range ranges from the east corridors of the country to the west which invariably forms an inevitable part of the geographical identity of its country.

A comprehensive demographics of Afghanistan points out to the fact that the land is inhabited by different ethnic groups like Pashtun, Hazara, Uzbek, Turkmen, Baloch and Hazara. Unlike other countries, Afghans are still proud of their historic heritage, ethnicity and language. The classical Persian poetry has molded the different aspects of Afghan culture. In the majority of the Afghanistan, Dari language is widely spoken, followed by Pashto, Hazaragi, Nuristani, Brahui, Pamiri, Hindko and Urdu.

The political demography of Afghanistan has undergone topsy -turvy with radical changes taking place at different periods. The ongoing warfare has destroyed many of its infrastructural facilities which has well-affected the normal life of the country.

Here's sharing with you information on demographics of Afghanistan----

Religious Groups---

Over 99% are Muslims, with Sunni's being 74 to 89% while Shia's comprised of 9 to 25% of the total population. Others include-Hindus, Sikhs and Jews.

Rate of Population growth---

Birth rate--- 46.6 per 1000 people

Infant Mortality rate--- 160.2 per 1000 population

Life Expectancy---43.3

Literacy Rate-36%

Ethnicity Wise Population---

Pashtun-- 42%

Tajik--- 27%

Hazara-- 9%

Uzbek--- 9%

Aimaks-- 4%

Turkmen--- 3%

Baloch ---2%

Economic Growth rate--- 8%

Cultivable Land--- 12.13%

 

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