Afghanistan Political Map
Afghanistan Country Information:
Afghanistan is located in southern Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan to the north, Iran to the west, and Pakistan to the south and east.
Afghanistan Bordering Countries:
China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Anar Darreh, Andkhvoy, Asadabad, Baghlan, Balamorghab, Balkh, Barak, Chaghcharan, Chah-e Ab, Charikar, Deh Shu, Delaram, Dowlatabad, Eshkashem, Farah, Farkhar, Feyzabad, Galalabad, Gardeyz, Ghazni, Herat (Hirat), Jalalabad, Kabzol (Kabul), Kadesh, Kajaki, Kandahar, Karokh, Keleft, Kholm, Khost, Kowt-e Ashrow, Kunduz,. Lashkar Gah, Mahmud-e Raqi, Mazar-e Sharif, Mehtarlam, Meymaneh, Now Zad, Orgun, Qal’eh-ye Now, Qalat, Qarah Bagh, Rostaq, Samangan, Sheberghan, Shindand, Spin Buldak, Taloqan, Tarin Kowt, Termez, Toktar, Towraghondi, Zaranji, Zareh Sharan.
Paropamisus Range, Harirud River, Morghab River, Darya-ye Kondoz River, Harut River, Farah River, Khash River, Helmand River, Arghandab River, Amu Darya River, Hamun-e Saberi Lake, Gowd-e Zereh Lake, Ab-e Istadeh-ye Moqor Lake, Barai Ghar Mountains, Shinkay Mountains, Rigestan Desert, Chagai Hills Mountains, Dasht-e Margow Desert.
Afghanistan Natural Resources:
Afghanistan is rich in fossil fuel resources. Natural gas, oil and coal are present in commercial quantities. Metal resources include copper, chromite, lead, zinc and iron ore. Industrial minerals include talc, barite, sulfur, salt, precious and semiprecious gemstones.
Afghanistan Natural Hazards:
The natural hazards that happen in Afghanistan include flooding and droughts. In addition, damaging earthquakes occur in the Hindu Kush mountains.
Afghanistan Environmental Issues:
Afghanistan has a number of environmental issues related to water. These include insufficient supplies of potable water and limited fresh water resources. Water and air pollution are also a problem. The soil and land issues include: overgrazing, desertification, soil degradation and deforestation. Much of the remaining forests continue to be cut down for fuel and building materials.