Fisher & Andrew
At a glance
This is mountain is the highest point in Afghanistan. It is part of the Hindu Kush mountain range.
The Helmand River river is the longest river in Afghanistan. It stretches for over 700 miles.
Located in southwestern Asia, Afghanistan is a landlocked country surrounded by countries such as Iran and Pakistan.
Life Expectancy: 60.55
Population Density: 44.62 per sq. km
Literacy Rate: 38.1%
Doctor-People Ratio: 1 for every 5000 people
Currency: Afghani 57 to 1 usd
Terrorism & Challenges Today
Afghanistan faces many challenges. Unlike the U.S., women do not have equal rights. Widespread poverty and thievery also are major problems. The natural environment is also being destroyed by development.