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Flag or logo since 1931-10-31*
Dǝ AFĠĀNISTĀN Wākmanān : د افغانستان واکمنان (ps) + Pādešāhī-ye AFĠĀNISTĀN :‏پادشاهي افغانستان (prs) De facto Independent
Emblem or Symbol*

King Mohammad Zahir Shah
(ruler of AFGHANISTAN since 1933-11-08)
Capital:Kabul - (Kabul)
Official languages: Dari Persian (prs) . Pashtun (ps) .



9 Divisions:

FARAH-CHAKANSUR Province of FARAH-CHAKANSUR  (Farah)Local: Astan FARĀH-CHAKANSUR : فراه چخانسوراستان (prs) + FARAH-CHAKANSUR Wilayat : فراه چخانسورولایت‎ (ps)  (Farah)
HERAT Province of HERAT  (Herat)Local: Astan HIRĀT : ولایت هرات (prs) + HERAT Wilayat : هرات ولايت (ps)  (Herat)
JUNUBI Southern Province : JUNUBI Province  (Gardez)Local: JUNUBI Wilayat : جنوبی ولايت‎ (ps) + Astan JONUBI : استان های جنوبی (prs)  (Gardez)
KABUL Province of KABUL  (Kabul)Local: Astan KĀBOL : ولایت کابل (prs) + KĀBƏL‎ Wilayat : کابل ولايت (ps)  (Kabul)
KANDAHAR Province of KANDAHAR  (Kandahar)Local: KANDAHAR Wilayat : کندهار ولايت (ps) + Astan QANDAHĀR : ولایت قندهار (prs)  (Kandahar)
KATAGHAN-BADAKHSHAN Province of KATAGHAN-BADAKHSHAN  (Baghlan)Local: Astan QATAGHAN-BADAKHSHAN : قطغن بدخشان بغلان (prs) + QATAGHAN-BADAKHSHAN Wilayat : قطغن بدخشان ولایت‎ (ps)  (Baghlan)
MAIMANA Province of MAIMANA  (Maimana)Local: Astan MAYMANA : استان میمنه (prs) + MEYMANEH Wilayat : ميمنه ولسوالۍ (ps)  (Meymaneh)
MASHRIKI Eastern Province : MASHRIKI Province  (Jalalabad)Local: MASHRIKI Wilayat : استان های شرقی (ps) + Astan MASHRIKI : استان های شرقی (prs)  (Jelalabad)
MAZAR-I-SHARIF Province of MAZAR-I-SHARIF  (Mazar-i-Sharif)Local: Astan MAZAR-E SHARIF : مزار شریف استان (prs) + MAZAR-I SHARIF Wilayat : مزارِ شریف ولایت‎ (ps)  (Mazar-e Sharif)

4 Organisations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

PCIJ Permanent Court of International Justice : PCIJ  (The Hague)
TELECOMMUNICATION International Telecommunication Convention : ITC  (Berne + Madrid)
UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION Universal Postal Union : UPU  (Berne)
WORLD BUSINESS International Chamber of Commerce : ICC [The Word Business Organization]  (Paris)

* The emblems shown for the subdivisions may in some cases be those of their capital.
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 General Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   *, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 General Printed References

   * Atlas des empires and other books of Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * Statoids printed version, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

   * others are added according to the consulted entity.


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