Pakistan - World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Pakistan Bordering Iran, India, Afghanistan and China, this country is in fact a tourist paradise. You will find, that the culture of the people is amazing and goes way back in time. Explore the muslim architecture, monuments, forts and mosques, or go on an adventure in the nature that changes from north to south. You can experience everything from mountains, peaks and valleys, to some of the longest glaciers out side of the polar regions. Hostel in Europe Network

Area: 796.305 Km2
Population: 144.617.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 182 pop/Km2

System of government: Federal republic
Capital: Islamabad (400.000 pop.)
Major cities: Karachi 9.730.000 pop., Lahore 5.010.000 pop., Faisalabad 1.845.000 pop., Rawalpindi 820.000 pop., Hyderabad 800.000 pop., Multan 700.000 pop., Peshawar 600.000 pop., Gujranwala 600.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Punjabi 58%, Sindhi 13%, Urdu 8%, Pathan 7%, Baloch 3%
Border countries: Iran WEST, Afghanistan and China NORTH, India SOUTH-EAST

Principal mountains: K2 8611 m, Nanga Parbat 8125 m, Gasherbrum I 8068 m, Broad Peak 8047 m
Principal rivers: Indus 2200 Km (pakistani tract, total 3180 Km), Sutlej 1450 Km (total, with indian and chinese tracts), Chenab 1200 Km (total, with indian tract)
Principal lakes: Tarbela Reservoir 250 Km2
Principal islands: -
Climate: Arid - continental

Language: Urdu, Englsih (officials), Sindhi, Panjabi, Pashtun
Religion: Sunni Muslim 85%, Shi'a Muslim 10%
Currency: Pakistani Rupee (PKR)

Fixed public holidays: 23/3, 1/5, 14/8, 6/9, 11/9, 9/11, 25/12, 26/12 (only the Christian community)
Dialling code: 0092
GMT: +5

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