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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia and on junction of West Asia, Central Asia and East Asia. It is the fifth-most populous country with a Population exceeding 207.77 million people.

Languages: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski and other 8%

Ethnic Groups: Punjabi 44.68%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.42%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.38%, Muhajirs 7.57%, Balochi 3.57%, other 6.28%

Belief Systems: Muslim 95% (Sunni 75%, Shia 20%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 5%


Population: 186 million people (World Rank: 6th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 626 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 57th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.8 %/yr (World Rank: 68th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 66.6 years (World Rank: 173rd) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 21.6 years (World Rank: 138th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Pakistan

Country Profile for Pakistan
United Nations

Pakistan - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress


Current News in Pakistan

Pakistan - Facts and Information 1

Pakistan - Facts and Information 2
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Pakistan 1

Traveling to Pakistan 2

Events in Pakistan

Travel Guide for Pakistan

Language Resources:

Urdu alphabet, pronunciation, and language

Learn Urdu Online

Punjabi alphabet, pronunciation, and language

Learn Punjabi Online

Government Related:

Embassy of Pakistan

Government Websites of Pakistan
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