Afghanistan (Persian/Pashto: Afğānistān افغانستان) officially the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a country in South Asia on the crossroads of Central Asia and Western Asia.
country in Central and South Asia
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Tulipa gesneriana, National flower of Afghanistan
Ulmus wallichiana, National tree of Afghanistan
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Road in Parwan Province, northeast of Bagram Air Base
City of Herat in Herat Province
President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai with Supreme Court Judges and former Afghan King, Zahir Shah
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton standing with Afghan female politicians.
John Kerry with Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani in July 2014.
U.S. representative Zalmay Khalilzad (left) meeting with Taliban leaders, Abdul Ghani Baradar, Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, Suhail Shaheen, unidentified. Doha, Qatar on 21 November 2020.
Afghan Armed ForcesEdit
Soldiers of the Afghan National Army, including the ANA Commando Brigade standing in the front
History of AfghanistanEdit
Alexander the Great explored the land in 330 BCE after defeating the Achaemenids.
Cities in the north were governed by Seleucus I Nicator while cities in the south were governed by the Maurya Empire, which introduced religions of India such as Jainism, Hinduism and Buddhism.
From what is now Iran, Islam began spreading in Afghanistan in the 7th century.
The Ghaznavid Empire was established in 975 with its capital at Ghazni, Afghanistan.
The Hotak Empire was established in 1709 with its capital at Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Ahmad Shah Durrani established the Durrani Empire in 1747 with Kandahar, Afghanistan, serving as its main capital.