Afghanistan Geography, Climate, Areas, Cities

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    Geography of Afghanistan
    Area: 648,000 sq. km. (252,000 sq. mi.); slightly smaller than Texas.
    Cities: Capital (1999/2000 UN est.) Kabul--1,780,000. Other cities (1988 UN est.; current figures are probably significantly higher)--Kandahar (226,000); Herat (177,000); Mazar-e-Sharif (131,000); Jalalabad (58,000); Konduz (57,000).
    Terrain: Landlocked; mostly mountains and desert.
    Climate: Dry, with cold winters and hot summers.
    source: http://www.state.gov