(ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN)

(WIPO code: AF) (latest review April 2021)

Law Offices of A. Rahman RAHIMGHIYASA, Attorneys and Trademark Agents, Kabul

General Information

Area

647,497 sq. km.

Population

36,643,815 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Kabul.

Official languages

Dari (Persian) and Pashto.

Currency

Afghani.

General Remarks

Afghanistan is a landlocked republic occupying a mountainous area. Its neighbors are Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The northeast tip of the country just touches China’s Sinkiang Province (about 85 km).

About 90% of the country’s exports are agricultural products such as wool, cotton, opium, fruits and nuts, sheepskin and lambskins, hand-woven carpets. Chief items are wool, cotton, karakul pelts, hides, oilseeds and fruits, precious and semi-precious stones, natural gas. Some 6 million (1991 estimate) heads of broadtail karakul sheep are raised, as well as goats. Minerals include copper, lead, gas, coal, zinc, iron, silver, asbestos, oil, etc.