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How big is Afghanistan?
About the size of Texas- over 250,000 square miles.
What is the terrain of Afghanistan?
Rocky mountains and deserts with little vegetation.
What is the maximum length from east to west?
What is the climate of Afghanistan?
Hot summers and cold winters. Arid to semi-arid.
What is the population of Afghanistan?
About 29 million
Afghanistan's population is what percentage of the population of the United States?
What is the life expectancy in Afghanistan?
43.9 years, about the same for males and females.
What is the life expectancy in the US?
78.4 years, about a 5 year difference between males and females.
The Afghan life expectancy is what percentage of the American life expectancy?
What are the official languages of Afghanistan?
Pashto and Dari
What is the main religion of Afghanistan?
Islam (99% of Afghans are Muslim)
Most people who are Muslim are either ...
Sunnites (84%) or Shiites (15%)
What are the most common professions in Afghanistan?
Farmers, sheep herders, and urban laborers- agriculture/raising livestock
What is the per capita GDP in Afghanistan?
What is the per capita GDP in the United States?
Afghanistan's per capita GDP is what percentage of the per capita GDP of the United States?
How many girls attend school in Afghanistan?
How many males attend school in Afghanistan?
What are the primary reasons for children to not attend school in Afghanistan?
Schooling is not available in their area; they must help out in the household or work to support their families; there are not always separate schools for boys and girls
What percent of the population has access to clean drinking water?
What are the main sources of drinking water in Afghanistan?
Rivers and canals
What percentage of water in Afghanistan is safe to drink?
What are the most popular types of latrines in Afghanistan?
Traditional pit (54%), bush or field (37%)
What percentage of latrines are unsanitary in Afghanistan?
What is transportation in Afghanistan like?
There are roads and highways without railways, people use camels and donkeys, airports are not very common, people travel by foot
Healthcare is what percent of total government expenditure in Afghanistan?
How many hospitals are there in the US?
How many hospitals are there in Afghanistan?
What are some adjectives to describe a suitable prosthesis for Laila?
Waterproof, dry, durable, adjustable, multi-functional, inexpensive
Why do people usually use their left hand for "dirty tasks"?
They don't have enough water to wash their hands often, need to be able to do things like eat without needing to wash their hands, save water by washing only one hand