What are the craziest facts about Afghanistan

Funny facts about Afghanistan

Afghanistan is 41 in the worldst biggest. It is home to some of the world's largest deposits of minerals such as oil, lithium, coal and natural gas. The country is also largely mountainous. Some other interesting facts about this nation are:

  • Afghanistan is a landlocked country
  • The country became an Islamic republic in 1992 and Islam was declared the official state religion.
  • People have lived in the country of Afghanistan for 50,000 years.
  • Some of the earliest farmers are believed to have occupied the land on which the land currently stands.
  • Alexander the Great and his army from Macedonia occupied Afghanistan in 300 BCE.
  • Most of the country's residents were Buddhists or Zoroastrians before Islam was introduced to the country.
  • The country declared its sovereignty in 1919 under King Amanallah Khan.
  • Primary education became constitutionally mandatory in the country in 1923
  • Mohammed Zahir Shah, one of the country's rulers, accepted the litter at the age of 19 in 1933 and ruled until 1973.
  • The nation got its first president in 1973 through a bloodless coup.
  • Afghanistan's highest peak is called Noshaq and is 7,492 meters high.
  • Badakhshan Province is considered geologically active with the potential to be hit by earthquakes annually.
  • The worst earthquake to hit the country was in 1998, killing 6,000 people.
  • Afghanistan and the state of Texas in the US are roughly the same size.
  • The country's unexplored mineral deposits are estimated to be at least $ 1 trillion.
  • The country's capital, Kabul, is Aghanistan's only city with a population of over 1 million.
  • In 2004, the nation was number 4 among the most corrupt countries.
  • Many areas of the country are considered unsafe by militias.
  • Afghanistan produces some of the world's finest pomegranates, melons, apricots, and grapes.
  • It is the leading producer of opium in the world.
  • Construction is one of the most important industries in the country.
  • Afghanistan does not yet have any passenger trains and the only two rail links in the country are only 85 km long.
  • The buses used in the country are primarily older Mercedes-Benz models.
  • It is against the law to import cars older than 10 years into the country.
  • Afghans are known to value personal honor, to be loyal to their tribes, and to be willing to use force to resolve disputes.
  • The Shrine of the Cloak in the Country houses a cloak believed to have been won by the Prophet Mohammed.
  • The Hari River Valley minaret found in the nation has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • The first newspaper in Afghanistan was printed in 1906.
  • Club football and cricket are the most popular sports in the country.
  • Most Bollywood stars like Salman Khan have Afghan roots

Author: Kimberly Keller

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