Afghanistan 's population is estimated at It's unclear how accurate these estimates may be, given that the last census was nearly 40 years ago in This census estimated the population at If the current estimate is correct, then Afghanistan would be the 37th most populous country in the world, overtaking Morocco 's population ranking in Afghanistan is now just behind Canada in the world population lineup. The estimated figure of 32 million in , square miles , square kilometers , equates to a population density of 49 people per square kilometer or per square mile.
Afghanistan - Ethnic Groups
Afghanistan , landlocked multiethnic country located in the heart of south-central Asia. Lying along important trade routes connecting southern and eastern Asia to Europe and the Middle East , Afghanistan has long been a prize sought by empire builders, and for millennia great armies have attempted to subdue it, leaving traces of their efforts in great monuments now fallen to ruin. In the last quarter of the 20th century, Afghanistan suffered the ruinous effects of civil war greatly exacerbated by a military invasion and occupation by the Soviet Union — The Taliban regime collapsed in December in the wake of a sustained U. Soon thereafter, anti-Taliban forces agreed to a period of transitional leadership and an administration that would lead to a new constitution and the establishment of a democratically elected government.
The Ethnic Groups Of Afghanistan
Sean Carberry. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is a Pashtun. That ethnic group accounts for between 40 percent and 50 percent of Afghanistan's population. The Taliban and many top officials are also Pashtun.
Afghanistan is a multiethnic and mostly-tribal society. The term " Afghan " is synonymous with the ethnonym " Pashtun " and has been mentioned as early as the 3rd century, referring to the tribes inhabiting the lands south of the Hindu Kush around the Sulaiman Mountains. The name became the national identity of Afghanistan in modern times. While national culture of Afghanistan is not uniform, at the same time, the various ethnic groups have no clear boundaries between each other and there is much overlap. Even though all ethnic groups in Afghanistan share a very similar culture, there are certain traditions and celebrations that each ethnic group has adopted from each other.