Pakistan BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +5 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|30°26'30"N / 69°21'35"E|
|PK / PAK|
Saraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%
Pashto (alternate name
Urdu (official) 8%
English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries)
TYPE C EUROPEAN 2-PIN|
TYPE D OLD BRITISH PLUG
|Pakistan banks list|
Pakistan is located in the northwestern part of Asia, and it has an important strategic position as the main transportation link between Europe, Asia and Africa. It is bordered by Lebanon in the north, Syria and Jordan in the east, and the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt in the southwest. The southern tip is the Gulf of Aqaba and the Mediterranean Sea in the west. The coastline is 198 kilometers long. The west is the Mediterranean coastal plain, the southern plateau is relatively flat, the east is the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea depression and the Arabian Valley, and the Galilee Mountains, Samari Mountains and Judi Mountains run through the middle. It has a subtropical Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers and warm and humid winters. |
Pakistan, the full name of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, covers an area of 796,000 square kilometers. It is located in the northwestern part of the South Asian subcontinent, bordered by the Arabian Sea to the south, and neighbors India, China, Afghanistan and Iran on the east, north and west respectively. The coastline is 980 kilometers long.
The country is divided into four provinces, ten federally administered tribal areas and the federal capital Islamabad. There are special districts, counties, townships, and village associations under each province.
"Pakistan" is derived from Persian, meaning "Holy Land" or "Halal Country". Pakistan has a long history. As early as 5000 years ago, the splendid Indus civilization was bred here. Historically, Pakistan and India were originally one country, but later became British colonies. On August 14 of the same year, Pakistan declared its independence. On March 23, 1956, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was formally established.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 3:2. On the left is a white vertical rectangle with a width of 1/4 of the entire flag surface; on the right is a dark green rectangle with a white five-pointed star and a white crescent in the center. White symbolizes peace and represents the residents of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and other ethnic minorities in the country; green symbolizes prosperity and also represents Islam. The new moon symbolizes progress, and the five-pointed star symbolizes light; the new moon and the five-pointed star also symbolize belief in Islam.
Pakistan has a large population, about 149 million (2004). Pakistan is a multi-ethnic Islamic country composed of Punjab (63%), Sindh (18%), Patan (11%) and Baluchistan (4%). More than 95% of its residents believe in Islam Church (state religion), a few believe in Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism. Urdu is the national language, and English is the official language. The main national languages are Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto and Baluchi.
Pakistan is a developing country whose economy is dominated by agriculture. Grain is basically self-sufficient, and rice and cotton are also exported. Bananas, oranges, mangos, guava and various melons are abundant in the plains and depressions, and peaches, grapes, and persimmons are abundant in the mountains. The main mineral reserves include natural gas, petroleum, coal, iron, copper, bauxite, etc., as well as a large amount of chrome ore, marble and gems.