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Pakistan Overview

Posted by in on 5-31-13

Pakistan (Urdu: پاکستان) is a large country (1.5 times the size of France) in South Asia. Located along the Arabian Sea, it is surrounded by Afghanistan to the west and northwest, Iran to the southwest, India to the east, and China to the northeast. It is strategically located astride the ancient trade routes of the Khyber and Bolan passes between Asia and Europe.
Capital     Islamabad
Government     Islamic Republic
Currency     Pakistani rupee (PKR)
Area     803,940 km²
Population     162,419,946 (July 2006 est.)
Language     Urdu (official, national) 8%, English (official, government), Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki 10%, Pashtu 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, Burushaski and others 8%
Religion     Muslim 97%, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikhs and others 3%
Electricity     230V/50Hz (Europlug & Old British Plug)
Country code     +92
Internet TLD     .pk
Time Zone     UTC+5 (UTC + 6 in summer)

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