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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is located in South Asia. Find all about Pakistan facts here, including capital city, currency, flag, language, tradition, population, symbols, largest cities, goverment, history, economey and the like.

Quick Facts
Official Name Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Lat Long30 00 N, 70 00 E
Area803,940 km2 ( 310,403 sq mi)
Largest CityKarachi
Official LanguagesEnglish, Urdu
Major ReligionMuslim (official) 96.4% (Sunni 85-90%, Shia 10-15%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 3.6% (2010 est.)
National Day14th August (Independence from British India in 1947)
Form of GovernmentFederal parliamentaryconstitutional republic
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Vice PresidentNA
Prime MinisterImran Khan
CurrencyPakistani Rupee (Rs.)(PKR)
GDP$928.433 billion (2015 Est.)
Calling Code92
Time ZonePKT (UTC+5) Summer (DST) (UTC+6b)

Where is Pakistan ?
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a country located in South Asia. It is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran to the west, India to the east, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman to the south, and China to the northeast. It lies adjacent to Tajikistan but it separated by Wakhan Corridor. Pakistan shares its marine border with Oman.

What is the capital of Pakistan ?
Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan, and the tenth largest city in the country. It is located on the Porthohar Plateau and was the first habitation of the Aryan community. With an estimated population of 1,330,000, it became the capital of Pakistan in 1960.

How big is Pakistan?
Pakistan is the 38th largest country in the world. It covers an area of 307,374 square miles and as per 2017 census data has a population of 207,774,520

What is the currency of Pakistan ?
Pakistani rupee is the official currency of Pakistan and is issued by the State Bank of Pakistan. Its ISO 4217 code is PKR.

Which is the largest city of Pakistan ?
Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan. It is a major seaport and the financial capital of the country. Located in the south of the country, it was the first capital of free Pakistan. It covers an area of 1,361.8 square miles and has an estimated population of 14,910,352 (2017 Census).

What is the official language of Pakistan ?
Urdu is the national language, while English is the official language of Pakistan. English is used in official business, government, and legal contracts. There are more than sixty languages spoken in the country. Other recognized regional languages are Balochi, Sindhi, Pashto, Punjabi, and Saraiki.

What is the religion of Pakistan ?
Islam is the state religion of Pakistan. It is home to the second-largest Shia population in the world. Approximately 97% of the population is Muslim. The remaining population are Parsis, Buddhists, Bahais and Animists.

What is the literacy rate of Pakistan ?
The literacy rate of Pakistan is very low. In 2004, the adult literacy rate in Pakistan was 46.6%. Female literacy was 31.5%, while male literacy was just above 60%.

Who is the political leader of Pakistan ?
Pakistan is a Federal Parliamentary republic. The President of the country is elected by an electoral college. He is the head of the state and the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. Mamnoon Hussain is the 12th and the current President of Pakistan. He assumed office on September 9, 2014. Imran Khan is the current and the 19th Prime Minister of Pakistan. He assumed office on August 1, 2012.

When is the National Day of Pakistan celebrated ?
The nation of Pakistan was created on August 14, 1947. It was granted independence from Britain and was made up of Balochistan, East Bengal, West Punjab, Sindh, and the North-West Frontier Province. Pakistan was a dominion in the Commonwealth of Nations from 1947 to 1956, when it became a republic.

What is the economy of Pakistan like ?
The GDP of Pakistan in 2011 was $210.8 billion, while its per capita income in 2010 was $2,500. It has a semi-industrialized economy. Services sector accounts for 53.7% of the GDP, followed by industry 26.8%, and agriculture 19.6%. Unemployment rate stands at 6.2%. Textiles, chemicals, food processing, steel, transport equipment, beverages, clothing paper products, and construction are major industries in the country. Major trading partners are US, UK, UAE, China, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.

Last Updated Date: September 27th, 2018