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GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

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  ABOUT PAKISTAN
     
 

Pakistan is situated between latitude 33° 42 ́  North and longitude 73° 10 ́  East. On the west border of the country is Iran, India is on the east, Afghanistan in the north-west, China in the north and the Arabian Sea is on the south.

Pakistan has a strategically advantageous location vis a vis being a  geographical centre of the Asian Continent. Forming a bridge between the Middle East and the Far East, Pakistan can be a hub for trade and communication. A wide transportation network complements this strategic placement. With three major international airports and 38 domestic airports, Pakistan serves more than 50 international airlines. Pakistan also has Karachi, Port-Qasim and Gawadar sea ports.

Pakistan has a continental type of climate, characterized by extreme variations of temperature. Very high altitudes modify the climate in the cold, snow-covered northern mountains. Temperatures on the Balochistan Plateau are somewhat higher. Along the coastal strip the climate is tempered by sea breezes. In the rest of the country temperatures rise steeply in the summer and hot winds blow across the plains during the day. The daily variation in temperature may be as much as 11 degree C to 17 degree centigrade. Winters are cold with minimum mean temperature of about 4 degree centigrade in January.

 
   
  Source of Map:  Website - Planning Commission - Government of Pakistan  
     
     
 
BASIC FACTS
Official Name Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Capital Islamabad
Area 796,096 sq. kilometers
Location South Asia
Geographic Co-ordinates  latitude 33° 42́  North and longitude 73° 10́  East
Climate Hot & humid summer, dry & cold winter
Population 191.71 millions *
Religion Islam (Muslims 97%)
Languages English/Urdu
Currency Rupee
Sea ports Karachi, Port-Qasim, Gawadar
Dry ports Lahore, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Quetta
International Airports Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Sialkot and Quetta
Inflation 4.1% *
Per Capita income US $ 1629 *
GDP Growth Rate 5.3% *
Installed Generation Capacity around 25000 MW(as of Jun 2017)
 
  * Source: Economic Survey of Pakistan 2016-17  
     
     
     
 
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