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About Pakistan

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Official Name

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Independence

August 14, 1947

Location

Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north

Capital

Islamabad

Provinces

4 (Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh)

Area

796,095 Square Kilometers

Land

770,875 Square Kilometers

Water

25,220 Square Kilometers

Population

193,238,868 (July 2013 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 Years – 35.4 %; 15-64 Years – 60.4 %; 65 Years and Above – 4.2 %

Land Boundaries

6,774 Kilometers

Coastline

1,046 Kilometers

Religion

Muslims 95 percent (Sunni 75 percent, Shia 20 percent), Christian, Hindu, and Parsi 5 percent

Official Language

Urdu

Government

Federal Republic

Literacy

54.9 percent

Legal System

Based on Common English Law with provisions of having Pakistan a status of an Islamic state.

Work Days

Monday through Saturday

Financial Year

Starts from July 1 and ends on June 30 every year

Climate

Mostly hot with monsoon season from July through September, Arctic in North

GDP (PPP)

US$574.1 billion (2013 est.)

GDP (OER)

US$236.5 billion (2013 est.)

GDP Growth Rate

3.6 % (2013 est.)

GDP Composition

Agriculture: 25.3 %; Industry: 21.6 %; Services: 53.1 %

Labor Force

59.21 million

Tax

12.6 % of GDP (2013 est.)

Inflation Rate

7.7 % (2013 est.)

Agriculture Products

Cotton, Wheat, Rice, Sugarcane, fruits, vegetables, milk, beef, mutton, chicken, eggs

Industrial Products

Textiles & Apparels, Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Construction Materials, Cement, Fertilizer, Dairy Processing, Paper and Paperboard

Electricity Production

94.65 billion kWh

Oil Production

61,660 bbl/day

Natural Gas Production

39.15 billion cu m

Total Exports

US$ 25.05 billion

Total Imports

US$ 39.27 billion

Export Partners

US, Afghanistan, UAE, China, UK, and Germany

Import Partners

US, UAE, Saudi Arabia, China, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia

Exchange Rate

Rs.90.44 / US$1

Natural Resources

Pakistan has extensive natural gas resources, limited petroleum, coal, iron, copper, salt, and limestone

Telephone – Main Lines

5.8 million

Cellular Subscribers

125 million

Internet Users

20.4 million

Airports

151

Roadways

262,256 KM

Port Terminals

Karachi Port, Muhammad Bin Qasim Port, Gawadar Port