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  • Afghanistan Overview

    In the 14th century, Ibn Battuta from Tirmidh travelled along with his associates through several towns in Khwarizm, Transoxiana, Khurasan and finally Afghanistan. From Transoxiana he crossed into Afghanistan traversing the Hindu Kush mountains and also the Indus River sometime in the late spring of 1333 (1335).

  • Balkh (Afghanistan) Overview

    Ibn Battuta mentions in his Rihla about the city of Balkh as being the oldest city in the Amu Darya Valley. The city was also the capital of the ancient Greco-Bactrian Empire. According to some reports, Balkh is also the birth place of Prophet Zoroaster and also served as home…
  • Herat (Afghanistan) Overview

    One of the most beautiful cities of ancient Afghanistan, Herat is located in the western part of the country. In the ancient times, Herat was called as the Pearl of Khorasan because of its importance on the Silk Road.

  • Kabul Overview

    Ibn Battuta after making a rushed visit the Herat travelled towards the Kabul Plains and visited the city of Kabul. Kabul has served as the capital of Afghanistan since 1776 and was an important point of trade in the Silk Road.

  • Afghanistan Muslim Visitor Info

    CRAHFT SCORE FOR HALAL FRIENDLY DESTINATION MUSLIM POPULATION A population of close to 28.3 Million. Muslims account for Over 99% of the population. AVAILABILITY OF HALAL FOOD All food considered Halal AVAILABILITY OF MASAAJID (Mosque) Masaajid are available everywhere LANGUAGES SPOKEN Pashto and Dari Persian are the two official languages. Other languages, such as Uzbek, Arabic,Turkmen,Balochi and Pashayi are…
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  • Afghanistan Muslim Visitor Info

    CRAHFT SCORE FOR HALAL FRIENDLY DESTINATION

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    MUSLIM POPULATION

    A population of close to 28.3 Million. Muslims account for Over 99% of the population.

    AVAILABILITY OF HALAL FOOD

    All food considered Halal

    AVAILABILITY OF MASAAJID (Mosque)

    Masaajid are available everywhere

    LANGUAGES SPOKEN

    Pashto and Dari Persian are the two official languages. Other languages, such as Uzbek, Arabic,Turkmen,Balochi and Pashayi are used as native tongue by minority groups across the country.

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  • General Traveller Information on Afghanistan

    COMMERCIAL / ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Kabul

    GEOGRAPHY

    Afghanistan is a landlocked nation located in Central Asia. Strategically located at the crossroads of major north-south and east-west trade routes, it has attracted a succession of invaders including Alexander III of Macedon, in the fourth century B.C

    CLIMATE

    It has a continental climate with very harsh winters in the central highland. The average temperature in January is below −15 °C (5 °F) while the temperatures average over 35 °C (95 °F) in July.

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