Capital Kabul

Population 27,657,145

Area 652,230 km2

Key facts

Afghanistan is a country located in Southern Asia. There are 6 countries (China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) that Afghanistan shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Pashto, Uzbek and Turkmen. Traveling across Afghanistan if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Afghanistan was ranked 87th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Afghanistan is Afghan afghani (AFN). The afghani (؋) is subdivided into 100 pul.




Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Afghanistan is 9.87 Mbps and mobile is 9.02 Mbs.The global average is 192.75 Mbps and 130.75 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Afghanistan.1.64 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Afghanistan. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Afghanistan?

There are no Mariott hotels in Afghanistan.

There are no Hilton hotels in Afghanistan.

There are no IHG hotels in Afghanistan.

There are no Best Western hotels in Afghanistan.

There are no Radisson hotels in Afghanistan.

There are no Accor hotels in Afghanistan.

What fast food chains are present in Afghanistan?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Afghanistan.

The KFC chain does not operate in Afghanistan.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Afghanistan.

The Subway chain does not operate in Afghanistan.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Afghanistan.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Afghanistan.


What is the weather like in Kabul?

Today the sun in Kabul, rises at 4:42 AM and sets at 6:59 PM. The climate of Kabul may be categorized as a , according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayMay 30SunnyLow: 12.6°C (54.68°F)High: 28.2°C (82.76°F)
FridayMay 31Partly cloudlyLow: 11.5°C (52.7°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)
SaturdayJun 1SunnyLow: 10.5°C (50.9°F)High: 29°C (84.2°F)
SundayJun 2SunnyLow: 11.5°C (52.7°F)High: 31.2°C (88.16°F)
MondayJun 3OvercastLow: 15.3°C (59.54°F)High: 32.4°C (90.32°F)
TuesdayJun 4Partly cloudlyLow: 16.5°C (61.7°F)High: 32°C (89.6°F)

Weather data for Kabul (capital city) by


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Afghanistan.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Afghanistan.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Afghanistan traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 15.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Afghanistan

119 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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