Category: Afghanistan

The Farra-rod and the Hilmend pour into the lake of Zareh, which has no communication with the sea, and a few small rivers are lost in the sand. Because of the great extent of the land from north to south, and because of the different constitution of the soil, it is climate look very different. The oases of the southwestern desert are adorned with palms, and the sugar cane and cotton shrubs in some warm valleys remind us of India. But the terraces of Kabul and Ghasnah, which extend from 2700 Ned. el, are under the sway of severe winters, in which violent snowstorms ravage the inhabitants. Also in summer one often experiences a sudden change in the degree of heat, which is on average + 9° C. The summer heat is considerable enough to ripen delicious grapes. Furthermore, there are the fruits of the temperate belt, apricots, peaches, apples, pears, plums, walnuts and almonds, and the lush tobacco and grain fields border the area of ​​beautiful wild flora, which includes many aromatic plants, asa foetida and rhabarder, graceful tulips and a multitude of beautiful flowers among her children. In the irrigated valleys, garnet and orange trees, alternating with the most delicious roses and in connection with a refreshing climate, form an Eastern paradise. The wild beasts of the wooded mountain region include the leopard, the wolf, the hyena, the shakal, the fox, and the bear, and lions and tigers are said to be found there as well. Furthermore, there are wild boars, wild asses and deer, while the antelopes dwell in the plains. There are horses of a noble breed, beautiful dogs and long-haired cats, while on the mountains the common birds of prey are not lacking. The wandering tribes possess considerable flocks of sheep and goats, and the forests that lions and tigers are also found. Furthermore, there are wild boars, wild asses and deer, while the antelopes dwell in the plains. There are horses of a noble breed, beautiful dogs and long-haired cats, while on the mountains the common birds of prey are not lacking. The wandering tribes possess considerable flocks of sheep and goats, and the foreststeeming with wild bees. See animalerts for Afghanistan culture and traditions.

Afghanistan Travel Guide

Afghanistan Travel Guide

GETTING THERE Arriving by plane The national airline is called Ariana Afghan Airlines (FG) (Internet: www.flyariana.com) and flies directly from Frankfurt to Kabul. Lufthansa (LH), Swiss (LX) and Austrian Airlines (OS) also fly from Europe...

Afghanistan Overview

Afghanistan Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Islamic State of Afghanistan. Capital Kabul. Geography As a country located in Asia according to oxfordastronomy, Afghanistan borders in the north with Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, in the...

Afghanistan Religion

Afghanistan Religion

Afghanistan is, according to the constitution, an Islamic republic and no laws are allowed to conflict with the teachings and customs of Islam. Strictly speaking, all Afghans are Muslims and most belong to Islam’s...

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Recent History

Afghanistan means country of the Afghans but the inhabitants call it “Roh” which means mountainous country. The first ancient inhabitants of the country were the Pacti, of whom we have received news through the...