General: A landlocked mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest, Afghanistan is located within South/Central Asia. Despite having numerous rivers and reservoirs, large parts of the country are dry. two-thirds of the country’s water flows into the neighboring countries of Iran, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan. Languages are Pashtu (used by 50% of population), Dari (Afghan Persian, used by 70%).
Population: 31,108,000 (estimated 2013)
Gospel Need: Largest Religion is Islam
- Islam – 99.85%
- Christians (those who believe in salvation by faith in Jesus) – 0.0% (a few over 8,000 believers, which is less than a tenth of a percent!)
Pray for Afghanistan that the light of the Gospel will pierce through the darkness. For more information, click here.