Pakistan has a fascinating history. In the Indus River Valley, one of the most ancient civilizations in the world was formed long ago. Pakistan was at the crossroads of the trade route between India, China, and ancient Rome. Pakistan is located at the intersection of South, Central and West Asia. It is bordered by India to the East, Afghanistan to the West and North, Iran to the Southwest, and China to the Northeast.
The capital of Pakistan is Islamabad, which is now home to more than 1.2 million people.
Country code of Pakistan is +92 and the domain is .pk.
The official language of Pakistan is Urdu. At the regional level, the most commonly used languages are Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushto (Pashto), Bragui, and Baluchi.
The state religion is Islam, which is practiced by over 97% of the people of Pakistan (about three-quarters are Sunnis and one-fifth are Shiites). In addition, there are a significant number of Ahmadiyya. Christians and Hindus make up about 1.5% of the total population.
The national currency of Pakistan is the rupee. International designation is PKR. The Pakistani rupee consists of 100 paisa.
There are several national symbols of Pakistan, including the official state symbols — the Lahore Resolution, flag, emblem, and anthem. The national symbols of Pakistan have been approved at various stages of Pakistan’s history, and exist according to the rules and regulations that govern their definition and use.
The founding father of national statehood of Pakistan is Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Nihari is a national Pakistani dish of Mughal origin. Traditionally, the food consists of meat (usually chicken or lamb) and vegetables stewed with yogurt, cream or broth.
Pakistan Day is the national holiday of Pakistan. It has been celebrated annually since 1956, every March 23.
|Official name(s)||Islamic Republic of Pakistan|
|Alternative name(s)||Islamic Republic of Pakistan (official, English)|
|Regional location||Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north|
|Country name etymology||Pakistan literally means "Land of the Pure" in Urdu and Persian.|
|Climate||Mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north|
|Terrain||Flat Indus plain in east; mountains in north and northwest; Balochistan plateau in west|
|National Day||14 Aug 1947|
|Religion||Islam (State religion)|
|Ethnicity||Balochs, Pashtuns, Sindhis, Saraikis, Muhajirs & Punjabis|
|Head of government||Prime Minister|
|Driving side||Drive on the Left-hand side|
|Total area||881,913 km2 (340,509 sq mi)|
|Average elevation||900 m (2,953 ft)|
|Mains electricity||230 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Pakistan is Markhor
The National flower of Pakistan is Jasmine. Botanical name is Jasminum.
The National bird of Pakistan is Chukar
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