Afghanistan, officially known as the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in south central Asia, bordered by Pakistan to the south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north, and China to the Northeast.
Afghanistan is an ethnically diverse country, with its population including Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks. Additionally, Afghanistan was influenced by surrounding cultures via its important position as part of the Silk Road. The modern-day nation of Afghanistan dates back to the 17th century with the Hotak dynasty in the 19th century, though the modern republic was not established until 1973. Since the 1980s, Afghanistan has seen many conflicts, including the current War in Afghanistan.
The country is frequently mentioned throughout the Grand Theft Auto series.
References in the Grand Theft Auto Series
- Michael Klebitz, the brother of Johnny Klebitz, served as a captain in the U.S. Army or Marine Corps in both Afghanistan and Iraq during the 2000s.
- FlyBoy sends a spam e-mail to Huang Lee claiming that FlyUS and NOOSE are giving away free tickets to "rogue states" including Afghanistan.