Afghanistan – Land in Crisis, 2001


Afghanistan – Land in Crisis


This poster features a satellite view of Afghanistan with topographical information.

There are also three smaller maps:

  • “A Patchwork of Ethnic Minorities,” showing regional ethnolinguistic groups.

  • Pashtun
  • Tajik
  • Hazara
  • Aimak
  • Baluchi
  • Kyrgyz
  • Turkmen
  • Nuristani
  • Pamiri
  • Other
  • “Drought and Earthquakes Ravage the Region,” showing the climate-related migrations in the region.

  • Drought
  • Drought-related population movement
  • Major earthquake since 1900
  • “Refugees Flee War and Famine,” showing war-related population movement.

  • Taliban territories
  • Northern Alliance (United Front)
  • War-related population movement
  • Refugee camp
  • Concentration of displaced people

An essay and a timeline from the First Anglo-Afghan War are also included.


Produced by National Geographic Maps for National Geographic Magazine, Washington, D.C., 2001. Related article by Peter Miller Afghanistan: Land in Crisis.

This map is in the collection of copyrighted maps of the Geosciences and Map Library, Fine Hall (B level), Princeton University.

Call number: MC G7631.C1.2001.N3


© 2001 National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.