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Learn more about Pakistan.
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
Population: 159,196,336 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Islamabad
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An Introduction to Pakistan
The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved. A third war between these countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan seceding and becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998. The dispute over the state of Kashmir is ongoing, but recent discussions and confidence-building measures may be a start toward lessened tensions.

Pakistan map

Map of Pakistan ( Location ) : 30 00 N, 70 00 E, Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north. For additional reports and educational information specific to Pakistan, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Pakistani Flag
Green with a vertical white band (symbolizing the role of religious minorities) on the hoist side; a large white crescent and star are centered in the green field; the crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Pakistan.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.98%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 61.69 yrs - Male
    • 63.58 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 3,982,800 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 3.1 million (1997)

Radios:
    • 13,500,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .pk

Did you know ... People from Pakistan are called Pakistanis
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook