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Geography > Precipitation: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, 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 Guinea 3,784 mm 1960
2 Solomon Islands 3,290 mm 1960
3 Sierra Leone 2,946 mm 1960
4 Gabon 2,841 mm 1960
5 Burma 2,681 mm 1960
6 Malaysia 2,366 mm 1960
7 Guyana 2,262 mm 1960
8 Seychelles 2,172 mm 1960
9 India 2,168 mm 1960
10 Singapore 2,150 mm 1960
11 Maldives 1,951 mm 1960
12 Trinidad and Tobago 1,870 mm 1960
13 Mauritius 1,793 mm 1960
14 Laos 1,651 mm 1960
15 Nigeria 1,507 mm 1960
16 Thailand 1,498 mm 1960
17 Madagascar 1,459 mm 1960
18 Dominican Republic 1,448 mm 1960
19 Japan 1,406 mm 1960
20 Slovenia 1,393 mm 1960
21 South Korea 1,371 mm 1960
22 The Bahamas 1,360 mm 1960
23 Paraguay 1,333 mm 1960
24 Australia 1,304 mm 1960
25 United States 1,201 mm 1960
26 Tanzania 1,148 mm 1960
27 Argentina 1,147 mm 1960
28 Nicaragua 1,147 mm 1960
29 New Zealand 1,120 mm 1960
30 Uruguay 1,102 mm 1960
31 Kenya 1,063 mm 1960
32 Rwanda 1,028 mm 1960
33 Ecuador 1,026 mm 1960
34 North Korea 1,001 mm 1960
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 981.33 mm 1960
35 Italy 944 mm 1960
36 Germany 933 mm 1960
37 Malawi 922 mm 1960
38 Venezuela 916 mm 1960
39 Togo 878 mm 1960
40 Mali 878 mm 1960
41 Luxembourg 875 mm 1960
42 Honduras 873 mm 1960
43 Mexico 848 mm 1960
44 Lebanon 825 mm 1960
45 Iceland 801 mm 1960
46 Norway 763 mm 1960
47 Netherlands 760 mm 1960
48 United Kingdom 754 mm 1960
49 Portugal 753 mm 1960
50 Ireland 731 mm 1960
Eurozone average (profile) 697.25 mm 1960
51 Turkey 697 mm 1960
52 Russia 691 mm 1960
53 Algeria 686 mm 1960
54 Poland 686 mm 1960
55 Lithuania 683 mm 1960
European Union average (profile) 674.04 mm 1960
56 Dominica 654 mm 1960
57 Finland 651 mm 1960
58 France 650 mm 1960
59 Ukraine 649 mm 1960
60 Latvia 636 mm 1960
61 Austria 607 mm 1960
62 Romania 595 mm 1960
63 Tajikistan 569 mm 1960
64 Hungary 563 mm 1960
65 Malta 553 mm 1960
66 Moldova 547 mm 1960
67 Sweden 539 mm 1960
68 Czech Republic 527 mm 1960
69 Slovakia 523 mm 1960
70 South Africa 520 mm 1960
71 Republic of Macedonia 507 mm 1960
72 Georgia 498 mm 1960
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 470.31 mm 1960
73 Tunisia 466 mm 1960
74 Spain 456 mm 1960
75 Kyrgyzstan 443 mm 1960
76 Morocco 426 mm 1960
77 Uzbekistan 420 mm 1960
78 Greece 371 mm 1960
79 Cyprus 320 mm 1960
80 Afghanistan 313 mm 1960
81 Armenia 277 mm 1960
82 Jordan 271 mm 1960
83 Kazakhstan 264 mm 1960
84 Iran 230 mm 1960
85 Turkmenistan 227 mm 1960
86 Pakistan 218 mm 1960
87 Mongolia 217 mm 1960
88 Azerbaijan 210 mm 1960
89 Djibouti 163 mm 1960
90 Syria 143 mm 1960
91 Kuwait 108 mm 1960
92 United Arab Emirates 89 mm 1960
93 Qatar 75 mm 1960
94 Bahrain 72 mm 1960
95 Peru 6 mm 1960

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Precipitation. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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