Where is Pakistan?

Located in Southern Asia, Pakistan has a 7,257.00 km border with Afghanistan (2,670 km), China (438 km), India (3,190 km) and Iran (959 km).Various talks and confidence building measures have begun to defuse tensions over the disputed territory of Kashmir.

Pakistan is an Asian country covering 796,095.00 km2 of which 3.17% is water and 770,875.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 37th largest country in the world and slightly more than five times the size of Georgia slightly less than twice the size of California. Its geographic coordinates are 30 00 N, 70 00 E and Islamabad is the capital city.

The word "pak" means "pure" in Persian or Pashto, "whereas "stan" is Persian for "place" or "country".

Its ISO code is PK.

Geography

Pakistan has a mean elevation of 900 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Indian Ocean. Its highest elevation is K2 (Mt. Godwin-Austen) 8,611 which is 8,611m above tall.

It has a desret climate that is temperate in the northwest and arctic in the north. Its terrain is divided into three main areas: the north highlands, the plain in the center and the east, and the Balochistan Plateau in the south and west.

Population

Pakistan has a population of 201,995,540 making it the 6th largest in the world. The majority of the country lives nearby the Indus River.

Punjabi, Sindhi, and Saraiki are all commonly spoken. The major ethnic groups are Palauan, Carolinian, and Asian. The majority of the country identifies as Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 92.

Government

Pakistan is an independent country. It gained independence from British India in 1947. Its constitution was last ratified in 1973.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Pakistan's GDP is $988,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $5,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 25th largest economy and its citizens the 165th richest in the world. The currency of Pakistan is the Rupee (PKR).

Its major export partners are the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Afghanistan. Its main exports are textiles, rice, leather goods, sporting goods, chemicals, and carpets. Its major import partners are China, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Its major imports include petroleum, petroleum products, and machinery.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017