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Afghanistan. Geography and Economics. Where is Afghanistan? . Location: Southern Asia, North West of Pakistan, East of Iran. -Land Locked. -Hindu Kush mountains that run Northeast to Southwest divide the northern provinces from the rest of the country. Hindu Kush Mountains. Mixture.

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Geography and Economics


Where is afghanistan
Where is Afghanistan?

Location: Southern Asia, North West of Pakistan, East of Iran.

-Land Locked.

-Hindu Kush mountains that run Northeast to Southwest divide the northern provinces from the rest of the country.



Mixture
Mixture

Highest Point: 7,500m approximately

Lowest Point: 260m approximately

Natural Hazards: earthquakes, flooding, avalanches.

Environmental issues: limited fresh water, deforestation, water pollution.



Economy of afghanistan
Economy of Afghanistan

  • One of the least developed countries in the world due to decades of war. (Wikipedia)

  • GDP of Afghanistan stands at 29 billion dollars. which was one of the lowest in the world.

  • Unemployment rate at 35%.

  • About 42% of the people live under $1 a day.

  • Afghanistan ranks 169 out of 185 in the world GDP index.


Vegetation terrain
Vegetation/Terrain

- terrain: rugged mountains, plains in the north and southwest

- 5 main ecological life zones:

- central highlands

-steppes

-southern semi deserts

- monsoonal forests

- eastern monsoonal basin

- 95% of land belonds to vegetation zone



Income of afghanistan
Income of Afghanistan

  • Agriculture is one of the country's main income, contributing 80% of the country's economy.

  • Afghanistan is known for producing one of the best and freshest fruit varieties in the world.

  • Opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, and lamb skins


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