No HDI rank
Independence:19 August 1919 from UK
Government type: In Dec. 2001 a UN mediated interim government was installed
Population: 26,813,057
Area: 647,500 sq km Land: 647,500sq km Arable land: 12% Irrigated land: 30,000 sq km
Infant mortality rate: 147.02 deaths/1,000 live births
Total fertility rate: 5.79 children born/woman
Religions: Sunni Muslim 84%, Shi’a Muslim 15%, other 1%
Ethnic Groups: Pashtun 38%, Tajik 25%, Hazara 19%, minor ethnic groups (Aimaks, Turkmen, Baloch, and others) 12%, Uzbek 6%
Judicial System: upper courts were non-functioning as of March 1995 (local Shari’a or Islamic law courts are functioning throughout the country)
Legal system: a new legal system has not been adopted but all factions tacitly agree they will follow Shari’a (Islamic law)
GDP per capita: $800 GDP: agriculture: 53% industry: 28.5% services: 18.5% Unemployment rate: NA% Literacy — male: 47.2% female: 15%
Exports: $80 million (does not include opium) Commodities: opium, fruits and nuts, handwoven carpets, wool, cotton, hides and pelts, precious and semi-precious gems Exports partners: Former Soviet Union, Pakistan, Iran, Germany, India, UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Imports: $150 million Commodities: capital goods, food and petroleum products; most consumer goods Imports partners: Former Soviet Union, Pakistan, Iran, Japan, Singapore, India, South Korea, Germany
Telephones — main lines in use: 29.000 (21,000 in Kabul) Internet Service Providers: 1
Manpower fit for military service: 3,561,957 Military expenditures: NA; note — in Dec. 2001 the military did not exist on a national basis