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Geography > Precipitation: Countries Compared

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

After six years of drought and the worst winter in a decade, heavy rains and melting snow have killed as many as 200 people in Afghanistan over the last several days.

In Farah province, 68 people have died in the floods. 40 more died in Faryab and Ghor provinces, while there were 115 confirmed deaths in Uruzgan province. U.S. military helicopters rescued 250 people about 70 kilometers northeast of the U.S. Army base at Kandahar after the Helmand River burst its banks.

Many houses were also wiped out by the floods, including almost 8,000 in Farah province, 2,500 in Heart province, and the houses of more than 260 families in Ghor province.

The average annual precipitation in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul is 313 millimeters.

DEFINITION: Average Annual Precipitation in Largest City (mm, 1931-1960).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 GuineaGuinea 3,784 mm 1960
2 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 3,290 mm 1960
3 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 2,946 mm 1960
4 GabonGabon 2,841 mm 1960
5 BurmaBurma 2,681 mm 1960
6 MalaysiaMalaysia 2,366 mm 1960
7 GuyanaGuyana 2,262 mm 1960
8 SeychellesSeychelles 2,172 mm 1960
9 IndiaIndia 2,168 mm 1960
10 SingaporeSingapore 2,150 mm 1960
11 MaldivesMaldives 1,951 mm 1960
12 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 1,870 mm 1960
13 MauritiusMauritius 1,793 mm 1960
14 LaosLaos 1,651 mm 1960
15 NigeriaNigeria 1,507 mm 1960
16 ThailandThailand 1,498 mm 1960
17 MadagascarMadagascar 1,459 mm 1960
18 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 1,448 mm 1960
19 JapanJapan 1,406 mm 1960
20 SloveniaSlovenia 1,393 mm 1960
21 South KoreaSouth Korea 1,371 mm 1960
22 The BahamasThe Bahamas 1,360 mm 1960
23 ParaguayParaguay 1,333 mm 1960
24 AustraliaAustralia 1,304 mm 1960
25 United StatesUnited States 1,201 mm 1960
26 TanzaniaTanzania 1,148 mm 1960
27 ArgentinaArgentina 1,147 mm 1960
28 NicaraguaNicaragua 1,147 mm 1960
29 New ZealandNew Zealand 1,120 mm 1960
30 UruguayUruguay 1,102 mm 1960
31 KenyaKenya 1,063 mm 1960
32 RwandaRwanda 1,028 mm 1960
33 EcuadorEcuador 1,026 mm 1960
34 North KoreaNorth Korea 1,001 mm 1960
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 981.33 mm 1960
35 ItalyItaly 944 mm 1960
36 GermanyGermany 933 mm 1960
37 MalawiMalawi 922 mm 1960
38 VenezuelaVenezuela 916 mm 1960
39 TogoTogo 878 mm 1960
40 MaliMali 878 mm 1960
41 LuxembourgLuxembourg 875 mm 1960
42 HondurasHonduras 873 mm 1960
43 MexicoMexico 848 mm 1960
44 LebanonLebanon 825 mm 1960
45 IcelandIceland 801 mm 1960
46 NorwayNorway 763 mm 1960
47 NetherlandsNetherlands 760 mm 1960
48 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 754 mm 1960
49 PortugalPortugal 753 mm 1960
50 IrelandIreland 731 mm 1960
Eurozone averageEurozone average 697.25 mm 1960
51 TurkeyTurkey 697 mm 1960
52 RussiaRussia 691 mm 1960
53 AlgeriaAlgeria 686 mm 1960
54 PolandPoland 686 mm 1960
55 LithuaniaLithuania 683 mm 1960
European Union averageEuropean Union average 674.04 mm 1960
56 DominicaDominica 654 mm 1960
57 FinlandFinland 651 mm 1960
58 FranceFrance 650 mm 1960
59 UkraineUkraine 649 mm 1960
60 LatviaLatvia 636 mm 1960
61 AustriaAustria 607 mm 1960
62 RomaniaRomania 595 mm 1960
63 TajikistanTajikistan 569 mm 1960
64 HungaryHungary 563 mm 1960
65 MaltaMalta 553 mm 1960
66 MoldovaMoldova 547 mm 1960
67 SwedenSweden 539 mm 1960
68 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 527 mm 1960
69 SlovakiaSlovakia 523 mm 1960
70 South AfricaSouth Africa 520 mm 1960
71 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. 507 mm 1960
72 GeorgiaGeorgia 498 mm 1960
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 470.31 mm 1960
73 TunisiaTunisia 466 mm 1960
74 SpainSpain 456 mm 1960
75 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 443 mm 1960
76 MoroccoMorocco 426 mm 1960
77 UzbekistanUzbekistan 420 mm 1960
78 GreeceGreece 371 mm 1960
79 CyprusCyprus 320 mm 1960
80 AfghanistanAfghanistan 313 mm 1960
81 ArmeniaArmenia 277 mm 1960
82 JordanJordan 271 mm 1960
83 KazakhstanKazakhstan 264 mm 1960
84 IranIran 230 mm 1960
85 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 227 mm 1960
86 PakistanPakistan 218 mm 1960
87 MongoliaMongolia 217 mm 1960
88 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 210 mm 1960
89 DjiboutiDjibouti 163 mm 1960
90 SyriaSyria 143 mm 1960
91 KuwaitKuwait 108 mm 1960
92 United Arab EmiratesUAE 89 mm 1960
93 QatarQatar 75 mm 1960
94 BahrainBahrain 72 mm 1960
95 PeruPeru 6 mm 1960

Citation

"All countries compared for Geography > Precipitation", United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Precipitation

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After six years of drought and the worst winter in a decade, heavy rains and melting snow have killed as many as 200 people in Afghanistan over the last several days.

In Farah province, 68 people have died in the floods. 40 more died in Faryab and Ghor provinces, while there were 115 confirmed deaths in Uruzgan province. U.S. military helicopters rescued 250 people about 70 kilometers northeast of the U.S. Army base at Kandahar after the Helmand River burst its banks.

Many houses were also wiped out by the floods, including almost 8,000 in Farah province, 2,500 in Heart province, and the houses of more than 260 families in Ghor province.

The average annual precipitation in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul is 313 millimeters.

Posted on 21 Mar 2005

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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