Afghanistan

Afghanistan otherwise known as Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, meaning Land of the Afghans 

Its terrain is either plains or rugged mountains and the countries capital is Kabul.

About Afghanistan

Country flag
Short Name
AFG
Capital
Kabul
Language
Dari (Persian) and Pashto
Population
32,738,376
Area
647,500 km²
Calling Code
+93

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Afghanistan National Olympic Committee
Recognition Year
1936
Address
Headquarter, Ghazi stadium, Kabul,Afghanistan

Sports

Working together with Afghanistan National Olympic Committee, the Afghan Sports Federation promotes cricket, association football, basketball, volleyball, golf, handball, boxing, taekwondo, weightlifting, bodybuilding, track and field, skating, bowling, snooker, chess, and other sports in the country.

The country’s most iconic sports athlete is Rohullah Nikpai, who was the first Afghan representative of his nation to win a medal for Afghanistan in the Olympics. He won Bronze in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, the only two occasions Afghanistan have received medals. This sport has recently thrived in Afghanistan by his influence.

Other popular sports practiced in Afghanistan are football, cricket, martial arts, bodybuilding, basketball boxing.

Climate

It experiences four distinct seasons and sharp temperature contrasts according to time of day, season and elevation.

It has extremely cold winters with a lot of snowfall in the mountains and very hot dry summers while spring and autumn are the rainier seasons.

Religion

Islam

Culture

Afghans display pride in their religion, country, ancestry, and above all, their independence. 

Afghan’s cuisine is renowned for its delicious flavour and aromatic spices. The dietary staples are rice and bread (naan). Other basic foods include cheese, beef, lamb, chicken, eggs, tea and numerous fruits and vegetables. As in other Muslim countries, livestock must be slaughtered according to Islamic rites (halal).

Afghanistan’s most popular art is poetry. The country’s poetic heritage spans many centuries and cultures. Poems traditionally celebrate heroic virtues, romantic love and religious piety. The most important Pashtu poet is Kaushal Khan Khattak, a 17th century chieftain and warrior who also wrote books on philosophy, medicine and ethics.

Kabul, Afghanistan, July 2, 2020: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee has sent a message o...
02.07.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, June 17, 2020: International Olympic Committee Member Samira Asghari from Afg...
17.06.2020
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16.04.2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 28, 2019: The Director General of the Sambo Union of Asia, Suresh...
28.10.2019