Pakistan

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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and converges with Central Asia and the Middle East. It has a 1,046 kilometre coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. Tajikistan also lies adjacent to Pakistan but is separated by the narrow Wakhan Corridor. The region forming modern Pakistan was home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization and then, successively, recipient of ancient Vedic, Persian, Indo-Greek and Islamic cultures. With the adoption of its constitution in 1956, Pakistan became an Islamic republic. Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and has the second largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia. The Pakistan is a founding member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Developing 8 Countries and the Economic Cooperation Organization.

Established
British Empire
Joined Commonwealth
1947
Capital City
Islamabad
Demonym
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Pakistani people
Country motto
اتحاد، تنظيم، يقين محکم ''Ittehad, Tanzim, Yaqeen-e-Muhkam'' "Unity, Discipline and Faith"
Size
340403 square miles.
Population
176242949
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
206 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 53)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$454200000000 (World ranking:28)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.561 (World ranking:136)
Currency Code
PKR
Country calling code
92
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