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Afghanistan

Country Information

Following data from World Bank Databank and Wikipedia. Latest update 25 September 2012, 05:21 PM
Country Area (sq. km): 647,500
Agriland (sq. km): 379,100
Forest (sq. km): 13,500
Population: 29,835,392
Population 0-14: 46.45%
Population 15-64: 51.31%
Population over 64: 2.24%
Population growth (annual %): 2.83%

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Earthquakes

Relevant earthquakes during the last years (in terms of magnitude, depth and estimated population affected within 60km).

Storms

Storms information are collected from NASA-TRMM, NHC, JTWC, CPHC, IBTrACS-WMO.

No storms close to this country.

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Floods

Floods information have been extracted from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory.

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Volcanoes

Volcanoes information have been extracted from Smithsonian Institution - Global Volcanism Program.

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entire country                                               
Severe weatherstormcold wave                                cold wave   
Rainy season                       
Flood           
Drought                   
Sowing / planting        spring wheatmaize, rice            winter wheat   
Harvesting        poppywinter wheat    spring wheat, maize rice   
Lean season                                   
Locust                                       

The following maps have been collected from UNOSAT, WFP, ITHACA and ReliefWeb.

published the 23 Oct 2020

Afghanistan, Earthquake, 22 October 2020

Afghanistan, Earthquake, 22 October 2020
source: WFP
file type: JPG, file size: 2.22MB
published the 11 Jun 2020

AFGHANISTAN FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS, 10 JUNE 2020

AFGHANISTAN  FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS, 10 JUNE 2020
source: WFP
file type: JPG, file size: 2.28MB
published the 17 Apr 2020

Afghanistan, Earthquake AOC, 17 April 2020

Afghanistan, Earthquake AOC, 17 April 2020
source: WFP
file type: PDF, file size: 2.86MB
published the 06 Oct 2020

Afghanistan, Earthquake, 5 October 2020

Afghanistan, Earthquake, 5 October 2020
source: WFP
file type: PDF, file size: 2.45MB
published the 04 Jul 2020

Afghanistan, Drought Affected Areas, 03 July 2020

Afghanistan, Drought Affected Areas, 03 July 2020
source: WFP
file type: JPG, file size: 3.60MB
published the 25 Sep 2020

Afghanistan, Flood Affected Area, 24 September 2020

Afghanistan, Flood Affected Area, 24 September 2020
source: WFP
file type: JPG, file size: 1.44MB

Hazards statistics are based on EM-DATABASE.

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