22 Prosperous Facts about Pakistan

    1. Pakistan is a highly populated country in South Asia.
    2. It shares a border with Afghanistan to the northwest, China to the north, India to the east, and Iran to the west. It also has a coastline along the Arabian Sea to the south.
    3. This bustling country has an area of 307,374 square miles (796,095 square kilometres).
    4. Pakistan’s population was 182.1 million in 2013.
    5. In fact, a baby is born every 7 seconds in Pakistan!
    6. The capital city is called Islamabad; it covers an area of 349.8 square miles (906 square kilometres) and has a population of 919,000 (2011).

  1. The terrain here is mountainous in the north and northwest, with the rest of the country mostly made up of flat plains and plateaus.
  2. The highest mountains in the world, including the Himalayas, are located in Pakistan!
  3. It is also home to the largest deep sea port in the world, Gwadar Port.
  4. And the highest road in the world! The Karakoram Highway is an eye-watering 15,397ft above sea level, we’re getting short of breath just thinking about it!
  5. For a delicious curry-filled Pakistani adventure, head for the coordinates 33.6667° N, 73.1667°
  6. Pakistan enjoys a hot, desert climate in the south, with a more temperate climate in the northwest and, believe it or not, arctic conditions in the north!
  7. The average life expectancy here is 60 years.
  8. Did you know that more than 50% of the world’s footballs are made in Pakistan? We didn’t!
  9. Should you have an accident in Pakistan then fear not, as the country boasts the largest ambulance network in the world!
  10. Ayan Qureshi, Mehroz Yawar, Babar Iqbal and Arfa Karim have all become some of Microsoft’s youngest Certified Experts (some as young as 5 years old!) and all were born in Pakistan!
  11. Whilst visiting Pakistan, the currency that’ll get you your mouth watering curries and keepsakes is the Pakistani Rupee.
  12. Unusually, English is the official language of Pakistan, whilst Urdu is the national language of Pakistan. There are over 60 languages spoken in Pakistan in total.
  13. Pakistan grows rice, wheat, cotton and sugarcane and produces milk.
  14. The country’s industry consists of beverages, food processing, construction materials, textiles and apparel.
  15. Pakistan exports textiles, rice, carpets and rugs, sports goods and leather.
  16. The international dialling code for Pakistan is 0092. Click here to find out how to make cheap calls to Pakistan

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