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The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has long been in a strategic location in Asia.

Being part of the Silk Road helped it to become a diverse region that had access to some of the largest civilizations of the world during its peak. Since its use as a political pawn between Colonial India and Russia, however, the country has seen much hardship over the past century.

Before planning a trip to Afghanistan, monitor the current political situation. Be prepared to practice war zone safety best practices.

There is no denying the beautiful tapestries that the mountains of Afghanistan are able to paint. The country is quite mountainous throughout, but the Hindu Kush range is particularly impressive. Stay focused on the Wakhan Corridor for the best experience, especially if you prefer a backcountry adventure.

The culture of Afghanistan is quite elaborate and complex. Experiencing it can be a life-changing adventure. Try a visit to the National Museum, located in Kabul, to immerse yourself in this unique perspective of life.

There are several tour operators that function within the country, offering tours in the most secured areas of Afghanistan. Look for skiing trips, city tours, and visits to historical sites for the best value. Several world heritage sites are possible, including the Minaret of Jam.

Afghanistan may have seen generations of political upheaval, but the culture has stayed true to itself throughout this period. Plan carefully, use common sense, and you may be able to enjoy a unique trip to this historically influential country.

City A-Z

Ghazni

Travel and tourist information Ghazni, Afghanistan General travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts. Read about the best sights, shopping and things to do. See current exchange rates, weather and forecasts. Ghazni is historically known as Ghaznin or Ghazna. It is a city in central Afghanistan, south of Kabul, with a population of around 270,000 people. The city is strategically located along the main road between Kabul and southern Afghanistan for thousands of years. Ghazni city serves as the capital...

Herat

Travel and tourist information Herat, Afghanistan General travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts. Read about the best sights, shopping and things to do. See current exchange rates, weather and forecasts. Herat is the second largest city in Afghanistan, located in the north western part of Afghanistan. It is famous as Nagin Aseeya or Diamond of Asia in some literature. The city has a history of more than 3000 years. History of this city is very eventful. It was destroyed and...

Jalalabad

Travel and tourist information Jalalabad, Afghanistan General travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts. Read about the best sights, shopping and things to do. See current exchange rates, weather and forecasts. Jalalabad, or Dzalalabad, formerly called Ādīnapūr, is a city in eastern Afghanistan. It is the capital of Nangarhar Province and has a population of 355.000. Jalalabad is located at the Kabul River and the Kunar River. Jalalabad is linked by 150 kilometres highway with Kabul to the west, and a...
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Kabul, capital of Afghanistan

Travel and tourist information Kabul, Afghanistan General travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts. Read about the best sights, shopping and things to do. See current exchange rates, weather and forecasts. Kabul serves as the capital of Afghanistan. Despite the history of conflict in the region, it is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. All major ethnic groups from the country are represented within the city. Take common sense precautions during your stay in the city. If you get...

Kandahar

Travel and tourist information Kandahar, Afghanistan General travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts. Read about the best sights, shopping and things to do. See current exchange rates, weather and forecasts. Kandahar is the birthplace and first capital of modern Afghanistan. The city is capital in the province of Kandahār. The city lies in the south of the country at about 1,000 metres above sea level. The Arghandab River runs along the west of the city and green gardens enhance the...

Kunduz

Travel and tourist information Kunduz, Afghanistan General travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts. Read about the best sights, shopping and things to do. See current exchange rates, weather and forecasts. Kunduz is a city in northern Afghanistan, it is the capital of Kunduz Province. Kunduz has a population of 268.000. Kunduz is linked by highways with Kabul to the south, Mazar-i-Sharif to the west, and Badakhshan to the east. Kunduz is also linked with Dushanbe in Tajikistan to the...

Lashkargah

Travel and tourist information Lashkargah, Afghanistan General travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts. Read about the best sights, shopping and things to do. See current exchange rates, weather and forecasts. Lashkargāh, historically known as Bost or Boost, is a city in southwestern Afghanistan and the capital of Helmand Province. The city has a population of 200.000. Lashkargah is linked by major roads with Kandahar to the east, Zaranj on the border with Iran to the west, and Farah and Herat...

Mazar-i-Sharif

Travel and tourist information Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan General travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts. Read about the best sights, shopping and things to do. See current exchange rates, weather and forecasts. Mazār-i-Sharīf or just Mazar, is the fourth-largest city of Afghanistan, with a population of 425.000 inhabitants. It is the capital of Balkh province and lies about 55 kilometres from the Uzbekistan border. The city is a famous tourist attractions because of the famous shrines and the archeological sites. The name...

How is the weather in Afghanistan?

Kabul
shower rain
6 ° C
6 °
6 °
70 %
4.6kmh
75 %
Sun
4 °
Mon
-6 °
Tue
-7 °
Wed
-5 °
Thu
-5 °

Travel resources for Afghanistan.

Official holidays in Afghanistan

Below you can see a list of the official holidays

DateEnglish Name 
VariableBirthday of the Prophet Muhammad12 of Rabi' al-awwal in the  Islamic Calendar
15 / 02Liberation DayFixed
21 / 03New Year's DayFixed
28 / 04Mujahideen Victory DayFixed
01 / 05International Workers' DayFixed
19 / 08Independence DayFixed
VariableEid ul-Fitr1 of Shawwal in the  Islamic Calendar
VariableDay of Arafa9th day of  Dhu al-Hijjah in the  Islamic Calendar
VariableEid al-Adha10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah in the  Islamic Calendar
VariableAshura10th day of Muharram in the  Islamic Calendar
Afghanistan

Largest city in Afghanistan

Below you can see a sortable list of the largest cities in the country

RankCityPop
1Kabul3.043.532
2Kandahar391.190
3Mazari Sharif303.282
4Herat272.806
5Jalalabad200.331
6Kunduz161.902
7Ghazni141.000
8Balkh114.883
9Baghlan108.449
10Gardez103.601

What is the capital of Afghanistan

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Kabul, capital of Afghanistan

Travel and tourist information Kabul, Afghanistan General travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts. Read about the best sights, shopping and things to do. See current exchange rates, weather and forecasts. Kabul serves as the capital of Afghanistan. Despite the history of conflict in the region, it is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. All major ethnic groups from the country are represented within the city. Take common sense precautions during your stay in the city. If you get...