Capital: Kabul

Population: 33,275,428 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Afghan Afghani (AFN)

Official Languages: Pashto, Dari

Unofficial Languages: Other local, ethnic languages

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, and others

Largest Cities: Kabul, Kandahar, Mazar-e Sharif, Herat

Main Sport: Football, Boxing, Basketball, Buzkashi

Political System: Islamic Republic

National Holidays (2016):

Revolution Day; Loss of the Muslim Nation (April 28)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (June 7)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Independence Day (August 19)

Roze-Maulud (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) (December 12)