Overview - Afghanistan

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Capital:Kabul
Area:647,500 km²
Population:31,056,997 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Afghan Persian (Dari) - 50%, Pashtu - 35%, Turkic languages (mainly Uzbek and Turkmen) - 11%, Balochi, Pashai, and others - 4%.
Religion(s):Sunni Muslim - 80%, Shiite Muslim - 19%, others - 1%.
Ethnic Group(s):Pashtun - 42%, Tajik - 27%, Uzbek - 9%, Hazara - 9%, others - 13%.