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About Pakistan in detail
Where is Pakistan?
Pakistan, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 33 41 N 73 03 E otherwise in Asia, in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north.
What is the capital city of Pakistan?
The capital city of Pakistan is: Islamabad.
What is the time in Islamabad?
It is 10 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Islamabad is: UTC+5.
What is the Internet code for Pakistan?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Pakistan is: .pk
What is the size of Pakistan?
The territory of Pakistan is total: 796,095 sq km; land: 770,875 sq km, water: 25,220 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Pakistan is slightly more than five times the size of Georgia; slightly less than twice the size of California.
If we would like to walk around and discover Pakistan, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 7,257 km.
What is the water coverage of Pakistan?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Pakistan is covered by water (see below), and this includes 1,046 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Pakistan?
The climate of Pakistan is mostly hot, dry desert: temperate in northwest: arctic in north.
Geographical data of Pakistan
The elevation of Pakistan; mean elevation: 900 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: K2 8,611 m.
The typical geographical details of Pakistan include divided into three major geographic areas: the northern highlands, the Indus River plain in the center and east, and the Balochistan Plateau in the south and west.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Pakistan is controls Khyber Pass and Bolan Pass, traditional invasion routes between Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
Resources and land use of Pakistan
The country’s main mined products are arable land, extensive natural gas reserves, limited petroleum, poor quality coal, iron ore, copper, salt, limestone. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 35.2%; arable land 27.6%; permanent crops 1.1%; permanent pasture 6.5%; forest: 2.1%; other: 62.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Pakistan
The number of inhabitants of Pakistan is 201,995,540 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that the Indus River and its tributaries attract most of the settlement, with Punjab province the most densely populated.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 38.8% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Pakistan is concentrated in Karachi 16.618 million; Lahore 8.741 million; Faisalabad 3.567 million; Rawalpindi 2.506 million; Multan 1.921 million; ISLAMABAD (capital) 1.365 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Pakistan
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Punjabi 44.68%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.42%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.38%, Muhajirs 7.57%, Balochi 3.57%, other 6.28%.
Spoken languages in Pakistan
The spoken languages in Pakistan are the following: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Saraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashto (alternate name, Pashtu) 8%, Urdu (official language) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official language; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%.
What are the most important religions in Pakistan?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim (official) 96.4% (Sunni 85-90%, Shia 10-15%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 3.6% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Pakistan
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 31.99% (male 33,195,073 / female 31,429,440) 15-24 years: 21.31% (male 22,194,064 / female 20,845,816) 25-54 years: 36.87% (male 38,680,978 / female 35,794,333) 55-64 years: 5.43% (male 5,498,126 / female 5,463,453) 65 years and over: 4.4% (male 4,139,899 / female 4,754,358) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Pakistan is 1.45% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Pakistan the birth rate is 22.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 6.4 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Pakistan the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Pakistan, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Pakistan are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 2.6% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Pakistan
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Decades of internal political disputes and low levels of foreign investment have led to slow growth and underdevelopment in Pakistan. Pakistan has a large English-speaking population. Nevertheless, a challenging security environment, electricity shortagesIn 2013, Pakistan embarked on a $6.3 billion IMF Extended Fund Facility, which focused on reducing energy shortages, stabilizing public finances, increasing revenue collection, and improving its balance of payments position. The program concluded in SeptePakistan must continue to address several long-standing issues, including expanding investment in education and healthcare, adapting to the effects of climate change and natural disasters, improving the country’s business environment, reducing dependenceIn an effort to boost development, Pakistan and China are implementing the “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor”, a $46 billion investment program targeted towards the energy sector and other infrastructure projects that Islamabad and Beijing had agreed on i.
GDP is an important figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Pakistan is $271.1 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicatoris the rate of the GDP growth, which in Pakistan is 4.7% (2016 estimate) 4% (2015 estimate) 4.1% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Pakistan this is $5,100 (2016 estimate) $5,000 (2015 estimate) $4,900 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Pakistan produces?
The main agricultural products of Pakistan are cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; milk, beef, mutton, eggs.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp.
Drinking water source in Pakistan
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 93.9% of population, rural: 89.9% of population, total: 91.4% of population. Unimproved: urban: 6.1% of population, rural: 10.1% of population, total: 8.6% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Pakistan
In Pakistan, the average number of childbirth is 2.68 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Pakistan
The average age of the population is total: 23.4 years; male: 23.3 years, female: 23.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Pakistan it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Pakistan is -1.4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: at least one parent must be a citizen of Pakistan. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, but limited to select countriesresidency requirement for naturalization: 4 out of the previous 7 years and including the 12 months preceding application.
Is Pakistan a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Pakistan
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Pakistan density of the hospital beds is 0.6 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Pakistan the degree of risk: highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malariaanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Pakistan the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Pakistan is 4.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Pakistan? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Pakistan are frequent earthquakes, occasionally severe especially in north and west; flooding along the Indus after heavy rains (July and August).
More interesting facts about Pakistan
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars and a limited conflict - in 1947-48, 1965, and 1999 respectively - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in mid-1998. India-Pakistan relations improved in the mid-2000s but have been rocky since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks and have been further strained by attacks in India by militants suspected of being backed by Pakistan. Nawaz SHARIF took office as prime minister in 2013, marking the first time in Pakistani history that a democratically elected government completed a full term and transitioned to a successive democratically elected government. Following a series of bomb and suicide attacks by the Tehrik-e Pakistan Taliban (TTP) begun in 2007, the Pakistan Government and TTP representatives agreed to a cease-fire in early 2014. However, by mid-year 2014 the talks collapsed and the TTP resumed attack plotting against Pakistani targets.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Pakistan: 14 August 1947 (from British India).
The flag and other symbols of Pakistan
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, green with a vertical white band (symbolizing the role of religious minorities) on the hoist side; a large white crescent and star are centered in the green field; the crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Pakistan: star and crescent, jasmine; national colors: green, white.
Constitution of Pakistan
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Pakistan?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Pakistan is common law system with Islamic law influence.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Pakistan, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament or Majlis-e-Shoora consists of the Senate (104 seats; members indirectly elected by the 4 provincial assemblies and the territories' representatives by proportional representation vote; members serve 6-year terms with one-half of the membership renewed every 3 years) and the National Assembly (342 seats; 272 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 70 members - 60 women and 10 non-Muslims - directly elected by proportional representation vote; all members serve 5-year terms)elections: Senate - last held on 5 March 2015 (next to be held in March 2018); National Assembly - last held on 11 May 2013 (next to be held by 2018)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PPPP 27, PML-N 26, MQM 8, ANP 6, PTI 7, JUI-F 5, PML-Q 4, BNP-A 2, NP 1, PML-F 1, other 7, independent 10; National Assembly - percent of votes by party - NA; seats by party - PML-N 126, PPPP 31, PTI 28, MQM 18, JUI-F 10, PML-F 5, other 22, independent 25, unfilled seats 7; 60 seats reserved for women, 10 seats reserved for non-Muslims; seats by party as of July 2016 (includes women and non-Muslim seats) - PML-N 188, PPPP 46, PTI 33, MQM 24, JUI-F 13, PML-F 5, other 21, independent 12.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Pakistan
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Pakistan the labor force is 65.1 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Pakistan is total: 53.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 57 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 50.6 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Pakistan is 6.7% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Pakistan, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 4.2% highest 10%: 25.6% (FY2011).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Pakistan the GINI index is .29,6 (2011).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Pakistan, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 4.2% highest 10%: 25.6% (FY2011).
About the budget and central governments debt of Pakistan
The available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Pakistan is; revenues: $41.77 billion, expenditures: $54.63 billion. Note: data are for fiscal years (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 15.4% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Pakistan is 1 July - 30 June.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state's local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Pakistan
A few further interesting and important economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 3.7% (2016 estimate), 2.5% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 6.9% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Pakistan
Pakistan, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Pakistan is: $20.96 billion (2016 estimate), $22.73 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: textiles (garments, bed linen, cotton cloth, yarn), rice, leather goods, sporting goods, chemicals, manufactures, carpets and rugs.
The most important export partners of Pakistan are the US 13.1%, UAE 9.1%, Afghanistan 9.1%, China 8.8%, UK 5.4%, Germany 4.9% (2015).
The most important imported products are petroleum, petroleum products, machinery, plastics, transportation equipment, edible oils, paper and paperboard, iron and steel, tea, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 28.1%, Saudi Arabia 10.9%, UAE 10.8%, Kuwait 5.6% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Pakistan
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Pakistan, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 29.2% of total installed capacity (FY2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0.4% of total installed capacity (FY2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Pakistan, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Pakistan; the telecommunications infrastructure is improving, with investments in mobile-cellular networks increasing, but fixed-line subscriptions declining; system consists of microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, fiber-optic cable, cellular, and satellite networdomestic: mobile-cellular subscribership has skyrocketed; more than 90% of Pakistanis live within areas that have cell phone coverage; fiber-optic networks are being constructed throughout the country to increase broadband access, though broadband penetration in Painternational: country code - 92; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable systems that provide links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean); 3 operational international (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Pakistan
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Pakistan: 151 (2013), and the number of heliports: 23 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Pakistan: total: 263,942 km, paved: 185,063 km (includes 708 km of expressways), unpaved: 78,879 km (2014).
The total length of the waterways in Pakistan: N/A.
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Facts & data about Pakistan
Name of the country: conventional long form: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, conventional short form: Pakistan, local long form: Jamhuryat Islami Pakistan, local short form: Pakistan, former: West Pakistan, etymology: the word "pak" means "pure" in Persian or Pashto, while the Persian suffix "-stan" means "place of" or "country," so the word Pakistan literally means "Land of the pure".
|Abbrevation: Pakistan||Geographic coordinates:
30 00 N, 70 00 E
|Country location: Asia|
|Capital of Pakistan: Islamabad||GPS of the Capital:
33 41 N 73 03 E
|Position: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north|
|Land area: total: 796,095 sq km; land: 770,875 sq km, water: 25,220 sq km||Terrain: divided into three major geographic areas: the northern highlands, the Indus River plain in the center and east, and the Balochistan Plateau in the south and west
||Area comparative: slightly more than five times the size of Georgia; slightly less than twice the size of California|
|Population: 201,995,540 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.45% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.08 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.88 male(s) / female, total population: 1.06 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $20.96 billion (2016 estimate), $22.73 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $38.25 billion (2016 estimate), $39.29 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 28.1%, Saudi Arabia 10.9%, UAE 10.8%, Kuwait 5.6% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 38.8% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): Karachi 16.618 million; Lahore 8.741 million; Faisalabad 3.567 million; Rawalpindi 2.506 million; Multan 1.921 million; ISLAMABAD (capital) 1.365 million (2015)||Median age: total: 23.4 years; male: 23.3 years, female: 23.4 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 35.835 million. Percent of population: 18% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 2,990,954. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 2 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 125.9 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 63 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 6.7% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Pakistani(s) adjective: Pakistani||National holidays: Pakistan Day (also referred to as Pakistan Resolution Day or Republic Day), 23 March (1940)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 67.7 years. Male: 65.8 years, female: 69.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.68 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 22.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 57.9%; male: 69.5%, female: 45.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: common law system with Islamic law influence||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp||Industrial production growth rate: 6.8% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 4.7% (2016 estimate) 4% (2015 estimate) 4.1% (2014 estimate)|
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