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Pakistan

Description of Pakistan

Pakistan is a country located in Southeast Asia. It shares borders with Iran in the west, with Afghanistan in the north-west, and with India in the north-east and east; on the south is washed by the Arabian Sea. Most of the territory is occupied by highlands and mountainous areas. The total area of the country is about 796 thousand square kilometers.

The head of the country is the president. The legislative body is represented by the bicameral parliament. Islamic parties and traditions have a strong influence in the political and public life.

The official monetary unit is a Pakistani Rupee (PRe, PRs), consisted of 100 pices. There are banknotes with a face value of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 10, 5, 2 and 1 rupee; coins with a face value of 2 and 1 rupee; and coins with a face value of 50, 25 and 10 pices. You can exchange money at almost any bank or store, as well as in numerous private exchange offices.

American Express cards are accepted almost everywhere; MasterCard, Diners Club and Visa are accepted only in some locations. Most of banks, 4 and 5-star hotels and major stores accept traveler's checks. To avoid additional costs for their exchange is recommended to have traveler's checks in U.S. dollars or pounds sterling.

Some facts about Pakistan

Population of country 184,404,791 people
Area of Pakistan 803,940 sq. kilometers
Located on the continent Asia (AS)
Capital of Pakistan Islamabad
Currency at Pakistan Rupee (PKR)
Domain Zone .pk
Phone country code 92
FIPS code of Pakistan PK

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More information about Pakistan

Climate of Pakistan:
  • mostly hot, dry desert
  • temperate in northwest
  • arctic in north
Terrain of Pakistan:
  • flat Indus plain in east
  • mountains in north and northwest
  • Balochistan plateau in west
Pakistan also has such useful resources as: land, extensive natural gas reserves, limited petroleum, poor quality coal, iron ore, copper, salt, limestone.

Top cities of Pakistan


City Name Population State Coordinates
1 Karachi 11,624,219 people Sindh 24.9056 x 67.0822
2 Lahore 6,310,888 people Punjab 31.54972 x 74.34361
3 Faisalabad 2,506,595 people Punjab 31.41667 x 73.08333
4 Rawalpindi 1,743,101 people Punjab 33.6007 x 73.0679
5 Multan 1,437,230 people Punjab 30.19556 x 71.47528
6 Hyderabad 1,386,330 people Sindh 25.39242 x 68.37366
7 Gujranwala 1,384,471 people Punjab 32.16167 x 74.18831
8 Peshawar 1,218,773 people North West Frontier Province 34.008 x 71.57849
9 Quetta 733,675 people Balochistan 30.199 x 67.00971
10 Kotli 640,000 people Azad Kashmir 33.51667 x 73.91667
11 Islamabad 601,600 people Islamabad Capital Territory 33.72148 x 73.04329
12 Bahawalpur 552,607 people Punjab 29.4 x 71.68333
13 Sargodha 542,603 people Punjab 32.08361 x 72.67111
14 Sialkot 477,396 people Punjab 32.5101 x 74.54313
15 Sukkur 417,767 people Sindh 27.70516 x 68.85738
16 Larkana 364,033 people Sindh 27.55508 x 68.21414
17 Sheikhupura 361,303 people Punjab 31.71306 x 73.97833
18 Bhimbar 342,900 people Azad Kashmir 32.97568 x 74.07926
19 Jhang Sadr 341,210 people Punjab 31.27154 x 72.32842
20 Gujrat 301,506 people Punjab 32.57284 x 74.07897
21 Mardan 300,424 people North West Frontier Province 34.20195 x 72.05254
22 Kasur 290,643 people Punjab 31.11556 x 74.44667
23 Dera Ghazi Khan 236,093 people Punjab 30.05614 x 70.63477
24 Montgomery 235,695 people Punjab 30.66667 x 73.1
25 Nawabshah 229,504 people Sindh 26.24833 x 68.40955
26 Mingaora 227,331 people North West Frontier Province 34.77584 x 72.36249
27 Okara 223,648 people Punjab 30.80806 x 73.44583
28 Mirpur Khas 215,657 people Sindh 25.5251 x 69.0159
29 Chiniot 201,781 people Punjab 31.72 x 72.97889
30 Kamoke 199,531 people Punjab 31.97444 x 74.22444

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