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Country of Our Partner School

Afghanistan

Slide2

Location of the Country in the World Map

Slide3

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

Muhammed

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

Hamid

Karzai

. This flag replaced. the flag of the overthrown Taliban

Slide4

Extent of the Country

Afghanistan covers about 652,230 square kilometers (slightly smaller than the state of Texas). Afghanistan is the

41

st

largest country in the world

Slide5

Population

The people of Afghanistan are called

Afghans

Afghanistan has the 41

st largest population of any country in the world

.

The population of Afghanistan is about

29,121,286

(as of July, 2010).

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Government:

Afghanistan is a republic that is divided into 34 provinces

.

The National Holiday is Independence Day, which is celebrated on August 19

(As Afghanistan

became independent from the UK on August 19, 1919).

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Official Religion

Islam (99% of the people of Afghanistan are Muslim;

80% Sunni

Muslim

19%

Shia

Muslim

Slide8

Language

The official languages are Afghan Persian (also called Dari or Farsi) and Pashto.

Slide9

Climate

Afghanistan's climate ranges from arid (dry) to

semi-arid

. Winters are very cold and summers are very hot.

Slide10

Natural Resources

Natural

gas,

Petroleum

,

Coal

,

Copper

,

Chromite

,

Talc

,

Barites

,

Sulfur

,

Lead

,

Zinc

,

Iron

ore,

Salt

,

Precious

and

Semi-precious stones.

Slide11

Major Industries

Small-scale

production of textiles,

soap

, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, apparel, food-products, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water, cement;

hand woven

carpets; natural gas, coal, copper.

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Food

Afghan cuisine is largely based upon the nation's chief crops, such as 

wheat

maize

, barley and 

rice

. Accompanying these staples are native fruits and vegetables (including nuts) as well as 

dairy

 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.

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The END

THANK YOU.

Prepared by: S.

Thushanthika

,

N.Kishanthika, S.Dharmika

,

R.Thadshajini

,

S.Yuwetha

,

K.Kajenthini

&

J.Apiramy

.


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