Officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s fifth-most populous country, with a population exceeding 225.2 million, and has the world’s second-largest Muslim population. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilo metres (340,509 square miles). It has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.
Pakistan extends along both sides of the historic Indus River, following its course from the mountain valleys of the Himalayas down to the Arabian Sea. Bordering with India, China, Afghanistan and Iran, it is strategically located along the ancient trade routes between Asia and Europe. Pakistan’s territory includes a wide variety of landscapes, from arid deserts, lush green valleys to stark mountain peaks.
Currency: Pakistani Rupee