The Geography of Afghanistan

Location: Afghanistan is in southern Asia. Iran is to the west, and Pakistan is to the south and east Area: Approx. one-third the size of the U.S. total : 251,923 sq. miles (652,230 sq. km) 251,923 sq. miles (652,230 sq. km)) water: 0 sq. miles (0 sq. km) Borders: China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Climate: The climate is semiarid to arid, with hot summers and cold winters Terrain: Rugged mountain terrain land:

throughout the country, except in the north and southwest, which have plains

Elevation Extremes: lowest Amu Darya, 846 feet point: (258 m) above sea level highest Noshak 24,580 feet point: (7,492 m) above sea level Natural Hazards:

Afghanistan is known for both droughts and flooding and has strong earthquakes in the regions of the Hindu Kush mountains

Source: www.cia.gov 2017


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