IndexMundi Home
Flag of Pakistan

Pakistan

Factbook > Countries

Introduction

Geography

Demographics

Government

Economy

Energy

Telecommunications

Transportation

Military

Transnational Issues

Environment

Health

Islamic Republic of Pakistan
اسلامی جمہوریہ پاكستان (Urdu)
Islāmī Jumhūriyah Pākistān[1]
FlagEmblem
Motto: Īmān, Ittiḥād, Naẓm
ایمان، اتحاد، نظم (Urdu)
"Faith, Unity, Discipline" [2]
Anthem: Qaumī Tarānah
قومی ترانہ
"The National Anthem"[3]
Area controlled by Pakistan shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled region shown in light green.
Area controlled by Pakistan shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled region shown in light green.
CapitalIslamabad
33°40′N73°10′E / 33.667°N 73.167°E / 33.667; 73.167
Largest cityKarachi
24°51′36″N67°00′36″E / 24.86000°N 67.01000°E / 24.86000; 67.01000
Official languagesEnglish, Urdu[4][5][6][7][8]
Recognised national languagesUrdu
Regional languagesPunjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Kashmiri, Brahui, Shina, Balti, Khowar, BurushaskiYidgha, Dameli, Kalasha, Gawar-Bati, Domaaki[9][10]
Ethnic groups (2016)44.68% Punjabis
15.42% Pashtuns
14.1% Sindhis
8.38% Sariakis
7.57% Muhajirs
3.57% Balochis
6.28% Others[11]
Religion96.4% Islam
3.6% Others[11]
DemonymPakistani
GovernmentFederalparliamentaryrepublic
 • PresidentMamnoon Hussain
 • Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
 • Chief JusticeAnwar Zaheer Jamali
LegislatureMajlis-e-Shoora
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseNational Assembly
Independence from the United Kingdom
 • Conception[12]29 December 1930 
 • Declaration28 January 1933 
 • Resolution23 March 1940 
 • Dominion14 August 1947 
 • Islamic Republic23 March 1956 
Area
 • Total881,913 km2[a] (36th)
340,509 sq mi
 • Water (%)3.1
Population
 • 2015 estimate199,085,847[11] (6th)
 • Density260.8/km2 (55th)
675.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$984.205 billion[14] (26th)
 • Per capita$5,084[14] (136th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 • Total$270.961 billion[14] (42nd)
 • Per capita$1,427.08[14] (153rd)
Gini (2008)30.0[15]
medium
HDI (2014)Steady 0.538[16]
low ·147th
CurrencyPakistani rupee (₨) (PKR)
Time zonePST(UTC+5b)
Drives on theleft[17]
Calling code+92
ISO 3166 codePK
Internet TLD.pk
a.See also Pakistani English.:
b.See also Daylight saving time in Pakistan.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


Home | About | Search | Site Map | Blog | Discussion Forums