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  • President: Ashraf Ghani (2014)

  • Chief Executive: Abdullah Abdullah (2014)

  • Total area: 250,000 sq mi (647,500 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 31,822,848 (growth rate: 2.3%); birth rate: 38.8/1000; infant mortality rate: 117.23/1000; life expectancy: 50.49; density per sq mi: 123.7

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Kabul, 3,097,300

  • Other large cities: Kandahar, 349,300; Mazar-i-Sharif, 246,900; Charikar, 202,600; Herat, 171,500

  • Monetary unit: Afghani

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