Pakistan Facts and History

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Flag of Pakistan
National Flag of Pakistan

Interesting facts about Pakistan

  • Official Name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Form of Government: federal republic with two legislative houses (Senate [104]; National Assembly [342])
  • President: Arif Alvi
  • Prime Minister: Imran Khan
  • GDP: 278.2 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Islamabad
  • Population: 216.6 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Urdu
  • Currency: Pakistani rupee
  • Timezone: GMT+5
  • Area: 881,913 km²
  • Dialing Code: +92
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Hindu Kush,Karakoram,Sulaiman Mountains,Kirthar Mountains
  • Major Rivers: Indus River,Chenab River,Jhelum River,Sutlej River
  • Continent: Asia
  • Border Countries: Pakistan is bounded by Iran to the west, Afghanistan to the northwest and north, China to the northeast, and India to the east and southeast. The coast of the Arabian Sea forms its southern border.

Map of Pakistan

National Symbols of Pakistan

  • National Bird: Chukar
  • National Anthem: “”Pāk Sarzamīn”
  • National Animal: Markhor
  • National Flower: Common jasmine
  • National Poet: Muhammad Iqbal
  • National Game: Field hockey