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:

  • 33Β° 56′ 20.80” N
  • 67Β° 42′ 35.83” E

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

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

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.

Afghanistan Related Content

Afghanistan Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 33.93911
Longitude: 67.709953
Country CodesAlpha 2: AF
Alpha 3: AFG
Country Flag EmojiπŸ‡¦πŸ‡«
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 Β°C
54.68 Β°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