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Country name conventional long form: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
conventional short form: Pakistan
local long form: Jamhuryat Islami Pakistan
local short form: Pakistan
former: West Pakistan
Gevernment typefederal republic
Capital name: Islamabad
geographic coordinates: 33 42 N, 73 10 E
time difference: UTC+5 (10 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptiongreen 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
CurrencyPakistani rupee (PKR)
Internet country code.pk
Ports and terminalsKarachi, Port Muhammad Bin Qasim
Agriculture productscotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; milk, beef, mutton, eggs
Industriestextiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp
Geography
LocationSouthern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north
Coordinates30 00 N, 70 00 E
ContinentAsia
Area total: 803,940 sq km
land: 778,720 sq km
water: 25,220 sq km
Boundaries total: 6,774 km
border countries: Afghanistan 2,430 km, China 523 km, India 2,912 km, Iran 909 km
Coastline1,046 km
Climatemostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north
Terrainflat Indus plain in east; mountains in north and northwest; Balochistan plateau in west
Natural resourcesland, extensive natural gas reserves, limited petroleum, poor quality coal, iron ore, copper, salt, limestone
Natural hazardsfrequent earthquakes, occasionally severe especially in north and west; flooding along the Indus after heavy rains (July and August)
People
Population165,803,560 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsPunjabi, Sindhi, Pashtun (Pathan), Baloch, Muhajir (immigrants from India at the time of partition and their descendants)
ReligionsMuslim 97% (Sunni 77%, Shi'a 20%), Christian, Hindu, and other 3%
LanguagesPunjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official and lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%

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