Kingdom of Afghanistan

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Kingdom of Afghanistan
  • د افغانستان شاهي دولت (Pashto)
    Dǝ Afġānistān Šahi Dawlat
  • پادشاهی افغانستان (Dari)
    Pādešāhī-ye Afġānistān
Location of Afghanistan
33°N 65°E / 33°N 65°E / 33; 65Coordinates: 33°N 65°E / 33°N 65°E / 33; 65
Official languagesPashto (after 1936),[1] Dari
GovernmentUnitary absolute monarchy (1926–1964)
Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy (1964–1973)
• 1926–1929
Amanullah Khan
• 1929–1933
Mohammed Nadir Shah
• 1933–1973
Mohammed Zahir Shah
Prime Minister 
• 1929–1946 (first)
Mohammad Khan
• 1972–1973 (last)
Mohammad Shafiq
LegislatureLoya Jirga
House of Elders (1931–1972)
House of the People (1931–1972)
Historical eraInterwar Period · Cold War
• Succeeds Afghan emirate
9 June 1926
• Civil War
17 July 1973
1973652,864 km2 (252,072 sq mi)
• 1973
CurrencyAfghan afghani
Calling code93
ISO 3166 codeAF
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Emirate of Afghanistan
Republic of Afghanistan
Today part ofAfghanistan

The Kingdom of Afghanistan (Pashto: د افغانستان واکمنان, romanized: Dǝ Afġānistān wākmanān; Dari: پادشاهی افغانستان, romanized: Pādešāhī-ye Afġānistān) was a constitutional monarchy in Central Asia established in 1926 as a successor state to the Emirate of Afghanistan. It was proclaimed by its first king, Amanullah Khan, seven years after he acceded to the throne. The monarchy ended in the 1973 Afghan coup d'état.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kieffer, Charles M. "AFGHANISTAN v. Languages". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  2. "Afghanistan Population 1950–2021: MacroTrends". Retrieved 2 December 2021.