What do you know about Pakistan


Pakistan is still a relatively young state and did not gain independence from India until 1947. Its landscape is shaped by the mountain ranges of three mountain regions. Five of the 14 eight-thousanders on earth are in the area of ​​Pakistan. The K2 is the second highest mountain in the world.

While Hindus and Sikhs live in India, the predominant religion in Pakistan is Islam. This is an Islam in a very traditional form. Women's rights are curtailed and girls have far fewer opportunities to get an education than boys. Pakistan's population is one of the fastest growing in the world.

Pakistan is not only characterized by mountains, but also by a plain. The huge one Indus plain connects to the high mountains in the south. The capital of Pakistan is called Islamabad. The city is not that old yet, as it was only founded in the 60s of the last century. Lahore is the second largest city in Pakistan with around seven million inhabitants. It is the cultural center of Pakistan, not least because of its history.

Incidentally, the population in Pakistan is growing by two percent annually. Pakistan is the fastest growing population in Asia. Pakistan has natural resources such as oil, natural gas, coal and ore, but uses them little. Most people work in agriculture.

size 796,095 km², including the disputed Kashmir area: 880,254 km²
Residents 203 million
language Urdu and English
Capital Islamabad
Longest river Indus (3180 km)
Highest mountain K2 (8611 m)
currency Pakistani rupee