Afghanistan Genealogy

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Guide to Afghanistan ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Afghanistan (/æfˈɡænɪstæn, æfˈɡɑːnɪstɑːn/ (About this sound listen); Pashto/Dari: افغانستان‬, Pashto: Afġānistān [avɣɒnisˈtɒn, ab-],[10] Dari: Afġānestān [avɣɒnesˈtɒn]), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia.
Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Its territory covers 652,000 square kilometers or 252,000 sq miles and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experience very cold winters.
The north consists of fertile plains, whilst the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is administratively divided into thirty-four (34) provinces (welayats):

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