Afghanistan

geographical name
Af·​ghan·​i·​stan | \ af-ˈga-nə-ˌstan How to pronounce Afghanistan (audio) , -ˈgä-nə-ˌstän\

Definition of Afghanistan

landlocked country in western Asia east of Iran; capital Kabul area 250,775 square miles (649,507 square kilometers), population 22,576,000

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