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Facts:
Population:
31,889,923 (July 2007 est.)
Official Languages:
Pashtu, Dari
Religion:
Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 19%, Other (Hindu, Christian) 1%
Ethnic Groups:
Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%
Currency:
Afghani (1 Afghani (AF) = 100 puls)
Independence:
19 August 1919 (from UK control over Afghan foreign affairs)
Environment - International Agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection
signed, but not ratified: Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation
GDP:
$21.5 billion (2006 est.)
GDP - Composition:
Agriculture: 38%
Industry: 24%
Services: 38%
Note: data exclude opium production (2005 est.)