As of May 2017, SIGAR staff are operating out of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and at Bagram Airfield. SIGAR also sends investigators, auditors, and analysts on short-term temporary duty to Afghanistan to oversee various aspects of reconstruction.
Below you will find information about SIGAR's work and general information about Afghanistan.
Total Area: 652,230 sq km (slightly smaller than Texas)
Population: 33.3 million (July 2016 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4% (includes smaller numbers of Nuristani, Pamiri, Arab, Gujar, Brahui, Qizilbash, Pashai, and Kyrghyz)
Languages: Afghan Persian or Dari (official) 50%, Pashto (official) 35%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4%, much bilingualism
Terrain: Mostly rugged mountains; plains in North and Southwest
Climate: Arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers
GDP: $20.8 billion (2014 est.)
Total U.S. Reconstruction Assistance: $117.26 billion
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