Saturday, December 7, 2013

Up with Geography: Afghanistan

I forgot to mention in my maintenance post that I'll be going through the countries alphabetically. Want to know what this project is all about? You can read an explanation of it HERE.

Country Name:




This is my terrible drawing of the Asian Continent. Get used to
seeing it. Afghanistan is outlined in dark ink & shaded.

A closer look at Afghanistan & its neighbors.

Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China, Pakistan

Water Borders:

Total Area(added March 2015)
251,827 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif, Kanduz

Famous Geographical Point:
Hindu Kush Mountains

It occurred to me after the fact that I should probably include this category on the map. I will from here on out, but for Afghanistan imagine them stretching northeast of Kabul and into Pakistan underneath that little arm on the right.

Famous Person:
Abdul Hai Habibi, historian

Book Set In/About:
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Movie Set In/About:
"Jung (War) in the Land of Mujaheddin," directed by Fabrizio Lazzaretti & Alberto Vendemmiati

Headline of the Day:
"In Afghanistan, Hagel Presses for Pact on Security, but Is Not Meeting Karzai" in The New York Times.


Patricia said...

I think tracing that map is going to do wonders for your ID process.

Also the alphabetical nature of the project has me thinking that the people who named our country really did not have "first on the list, alphabetically" in mind.

Patricia said...

PS. It's called "Up with Geography" I love it!

balyien said...

Naw, they knew we were so awesome that we'd be first in everything else so they were like, "Let's give the other countries a head start with that whole naming thing." ;)