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Surface: 652 090 km²
Capital: Kabul (Kabul)
Population: 30,419,928 inhabitants (2012)

Travel warning
Status: Non-essential travel to Afghanistan inadvisable.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Afghanistan. You avoid this relatively cold winter.


Pashto (Pashto) and Dari (Afghan Persian) are both official languages ​​in Afghanistan. In addition, there are Uzbek, Turkmen, Circassian and Pashayi spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Afghanistan.
A visa is required. You can request at the consulate of Afghanistan in The Hague.

Embassies and consulates
Dutch Embassy in Afghanistan: .
Afghan Embassy in Netherlands: .
Afghan consulate in the Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
Forr a visit to Afghanistan, it is recommended to get one or more vaccinations.

In Afghanistan there is malaria.

Money and Money
Afghanistan is paid with the Afghanistan Afghani (AFN). In addition, you can pay in many places in the US dollar (USD).


Traffic and route
In Afghanistan, you have to drive on the right side of the road.

In Afghanistan, the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.

Tap water

It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Afghanistan can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Afghanistan can be found on Abyznewslinks .

Websites from Afghanistan end in .af.
Official website of Afghanistan: .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of photos from Afghanistan.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Afghanistan.

The national holiday of Afghanistan falls on August 19 (Independence Day).
All other holidays in Afghanistan, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Afghanistan can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Afghanistan can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.





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