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Country name conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Jan Mayen
Gevernment typeIslamic republic
Capital name: Kabul
geographic coordinates: 34 31 N, 69 12 E
time difference: UTC+4.5 (9.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptionthe flag of Norway is used
Currencyafghani (AFA)
Internet country
Ports and terminalsnone; offshore anchorage only
Agriculture productsopium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins
Industriessmall-scale production of textiles, soap, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, cement; handwoven carpets; natural gas, coal, copper
LocationNorthern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the Norwegian Sea, northeast of Iceland
Coordinates71 00 N, 8 00 W
ContinentArctic Region
Area total: 377 sq km
land: 377 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries0 km
Coastline124.1 km
Climatearctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog
Terrainvolcanic island, partly covered by glaciers
Natural resourcesnone
Natural hazardsdominated by the volcano Haakon VII Toppen/Beerenberg; volcanic activity resumed in 1970
Populationno indigenous inhabitants
note: personnel operate the Long Range Navigation (Loran-C) base and the weather and coastal services radio station (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsPashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%
ReligionsSunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 19%, other 1%
LanguagesAfghan Persian or Dari (official) 50%, Pashtu (official) 35%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4%, much bilingualism

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