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Basic information about Pakistan

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population exceeding 225.2 million, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometers. It has a 1,046-kilometer coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

Capital Islamabad
33 ° 41′30 ″ N 73 ° 03′00 ″ E
Largest city Karachi
24 ° 51′36 ″ N 67 ° 00′36 ″ E
Official languages : Urdu and English
Regional languages ​​Punjabi (39%) • Pashto (18%) • Sindhi (15%) • Saraiki (12%) • Balochi (3%) • Hindko (2%) • Pothwari (1%) • Brahui (1%) • Kashmiri (0.17%)
Ethnic groups :
44.7% Punjabis
15.4% Pashtuns
14.1% Sindhis
8.4% Saraikis
7.6% Muhajirs
3.6% Balochs
6.3% Others
Religions:
96.47% Islam (official) 
2.14% Hinduism
1.27% Christianity
0.9% Ahmadiyya
0.02% Others

Government Federal parliamentary constitutional republic:
• President : Arif alvi
• Prime Minister: Imran khan

Legislature Parliament
• Upper house: Senate
• Lower house : National Assembly

Independence from the United Kingdom
• Dominion : 14 August 1947
• Islamic Republic : 23 March 1956
• Last polity withdrawn : 12 January 1972
• Current constitution : 14 August 1973


Area
• Total : 881,913 km2 (340,509 sq mi) (33rd)
• Water (%) : 2.86
Population
• 2021 estimate
Increase 225,199,937 (5th)
• 2017 census : Increase 207.8 million
• Density : 244.4 / km2 (633.0 / sq mi) (56th)
GDP (PPP) 2021 estimate
• Total: Increase $ 1.110 trillion  (26th)
• Per capita: Increase $ 5,839 (139th)
GDP (nominal) 2021 estimate
• Total: Increase $ 296 billion (43rd)
• Per capita: Increase $ 1,543 (159th)

Currency Pakistani rupee (₨) (PKR)
Time zone UTC + 05: 00 (PST)

Mains electricity 230 V – 50 Hz
Driving side left 
Calling code +92
ISO 3166 code PK
Internet TLD .pk

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