Demography of Afghanistan

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Afghanistan has around 29.8 million people as of the year 2011.[1] About 2.7 million Afghan refugees are living in Pakistan and Iran.[2]

The country is multi-ethnic and multi-lingual. Most of Afghanistan's people are of the Iranic peoples, notably the Pashtuns and Tajiks. The Pashtun is the largest group followed by Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, Aimak, Turkmen, Baloch and others.[3]

Pashto and Dari (Persian) are both the official languages of the country.

Islam is the religion of more than 99% of Afghanistan.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population of Afghanistan". Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The World Factbook. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  2. Mohammad Jawad Sharifzada, ed. (November 20, 2011). "Afghanistan's population reaches 26m". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  3. "Ethnic groups: Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%". CIA. The World Factbook. Retrieved 2010-09-18.