Monday, February 24, 2014


The landscape of today's cities and towns vary widely. Excavations in Afghanistan have revealed signs of human settlement dating back 7,000 years.

Sent by Leo of U.S.A. from Afghanistan.

Afghanistan /æfˈɡænɨstæn/ (Persian/Pashto: افغانستانAfġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia, South Asia, and is a part of the Greater Middle East,. It has a population of around 30 million inhabiting an area of approximately 652,000 km2 (252,000 sq mi), making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and the east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast.
Afghanistan has been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and human migration. Archaeologists have found evidence of human habitation from as far back as the Middle Paleolithic. Urban civilization may have begun in the area as early as 3,000 to 2,000 BC. Sitting at an important geostrategic location that connects the Middle East culture with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, the land has been home to various peoples through the ages and witnessed many military campaigns, notably by Alexander the GreatArab MuslimsGenghis Khan, and in modern-era Western forces. The land also served as a source from which the KushansHephthalitesSamanidsGhaznavidsGhoridsMughalsDurranis and others have risen to form major empires. (read further)

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