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The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the 41st largest country in the world (647,500 km2, 251,825 mi2). It is located in central Asia and borders Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China, Pakistan, and Iran (Figure 1). The formal languages of its 29.8 million people (World Bank 2012) are Farsi or Dari and Pashtu.

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Map of Afghanistan (Source: www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/afghanistan_map.htm)

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Moghaddam, A.H. (2016). Afghanistan. In: Jafari, J., Xiao, H. (eds) Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01384-8_542

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