Afghanistan. Location of the Country in the World Map. National Flag of Afghanistan. The flag of Afghanistan is composed of three equal vertical bars of black, red, and green, with the white coat of arms of Afghanistan in the center; this flag is known as the "King's flag." Each bar is twice as lon.... ID: 703063
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Location of the Country in the World MapSlide3
National Flag of Afghanistan
The flag of Afghanistan is composed of three equal vertical bars of black, red, and green, with the white coat of arms of Afghanistan in the center; this flag is known as the "King's flag." Each bar is twice as long as it is wide. The coat of arms depicts part of a mosque, sheaves of wheat, two banners, the date 1298 (1919 in the Gregorian calendar, the year Afghanistan gained independence from the UK), and an Arabic inscription that reads, "There is no God but Allah and
is his messenger."
The black, red, and green flag was flown in Afghanistan from 1930 until 1973. It was again flown over the presidential palace in Kabul on February 5, 2002, in a ceremony led by interim Afghan leader
. This flag replaced. the flag of the overthrown TalibanSlide4
Extent of the Country
Afghanistan covers about 652,230 square kilometers (slightly smaller than the state of Texas). Afghanistan is the
largest country in the worldSlide5
The people of Afghanistan are called
Afghanistan has the 41
st largest population of any country in the world
The population of Afghanistan is about
(as of July, 2010).Slide6
Afghanistan is a republic that is divided into 34 provinces
The National Holiday is Independence Day, which is celebrated on August 19
became independent from the UK on August 19, 1919).Slide7
Islam (99% of the people of Afghanistan are Muslim;
The official languages are Afghan Persian (also called Dari or Farsi) and Pashto.Slide9
Afghanistan's climate ranges from arid (dry) to
. Winters are very cold and summers are very hot.Slide10
production of textiles,
, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, apparel, food-products, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water, cement;
carpets; natural gas, coal, copper.Slide12
Afghan cuisine is largely based upon the nation's chief crops, such as
, barley and
. Accompanying these staples are native fruits and vegetables (including nuts) as well as
products such as milk, yogurt and whey.Slide13
Ways of Greeating
Men greeting Men and greeting between men and women
Women greeting Women
Men greeting Men - Men usually shake hands when greeting one another during an initial meeting as well as in formal situations. Hugging and backslapping are common greetings among friends and family members. Some may exchange kisses on the cheek.
Greetings between Men and Women - If a woman wishes to shake hands with a man, she should extend her hand first. It is common for men and woman to exchange verbal greetings when first meeting in social situations. It generally not acceptable for women to touch men in public.
Women generally kiss each other, starting with the left cheek and then switching to the right cheek. Some will kiss one cheek, but most kiss two or four or even up 8 times (alternating cheeks). A handshake is common for initial meetings.Slide14
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