Where is Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is located in the Central & South Asia region at latitude 33.93911 and longitude 67.709953 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 33° 56' 20.80'' N
  • 67° 42' 35.83'' E

You can see the location of Afghanistan on the world map below:

Afghanistan Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Afghanistan (AF) are:

  1. China (CN)
  2. Iran (Islamic Republic of) (IR)
  3. Pakistan (PK)
  4. Tajikistan (TJ)
  5. Turkmenistan (TM)
  6. Uzbekistan (UZ)

Afghanistan is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Flag pin pointing out the location of Afghanistan on the Asia map

Afghanistan Related Content

Afghanistan Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 33.93911
Longitude: 67.709953
Country CodesAlpha 2: AF
Alpha 3: AFG
Country Flag Emoji🇦🇫
Int. Phone Prefix+93
Capital cityKabul
Central & South Asia
Country Area652,230 sq km
Population 202139,835,428
World Rank: 37
Median Age16.7
Life expectancy62
Major languagesAfghan Persian or Dari (official) 77% (Dari functions as the lingua franca), Pashto (official) 48%, Uzbek 11%, English 6%, Turkmen 3%, Urdu 3%, Pashayi 1%, Nuristani 1%, Arabic 1%, Balochi 1% (2017 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+04:30
Internet TLD.af
Biggest AirportHamid Karzai International Airport (KBL)
Average temperature12.60 °C
54.68 °F
Administrative Divisions34 provinces
Political systemPresidential system

Afghanistan Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSouth Asia
CurrencyAfghanistan Afghani (AFN)
GDP in 2020$20.1 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 110
GDP per capita in 2020$517
World Rank: 188
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, mining, manufacturing, services
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, India, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, United States
Top 5 Export CountriesPakistan, India, Iran, China, United States

Biggest Cities in Afghanistan

Here are the largest cities in Afghanistan based on 2021 data:

City Population
Kabul 4,273,156
Kandahar 614,254
Herat 556,205
Mazar-e Sharif 469,247
Taluqan 263,800
Jalalabad 263,312
Kunduz 259,809
Lashkar Gah 201,546
Maimanah 199,795
Shibirghan 175,599

Map of Afghanistan with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Central & South Asia Region