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Why was Pakistan formed?

Pakistan was born out of the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947. Pakistan was originally existed in two parts. The east wing - present - day Bangladesh - is on the Bay of Bengal, bordering India and Burma. The west wing - present- day Pakistan, stretches from the Himalayas down to the Arabian Sea. The name Pakistan is derived from the Urdu words "Pak" meaning pure, and "stan" meaning country. The northern and western highlands of Pakistan contain the towering Karakoram and Pamir mountain ranges, which include some of the world's highest peaks. The Baluchistan Plateau lies to the west, and the Thar Desert and an expanse of alluvial plains, the Punjab and Sind, lie to the east. The 1,600 kilometres long Indus River and its tributaries flow through the country. What is now Pakistan was, in prehistoric times, the Indus Valley civilization. A series of invaders - Aryans, Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Turks, and others - controlled the region for the next several thousand years. In 1526, the land became part of the Mogul Empire, which ruled most of the Indian subcontinent from the 16th to the mid-18th century. By 1857, the British became the dominant power in the region. Pakistan came into being as an independent nation when India won her independence from the British.

Facts about Pakistan

Administrative divisions: 4 provinces , 1 territory* , and 1 capital territory**; Balochistan , Federally Administered Tribal Areas* , Islamabad Capital Territory** , North-West Frontier Province , Punjab , Sindh note: the Pakistani-administered portion of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region consists of two administrative entities: Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas
Area: total: 803 ,940 sq km land: 778 ,720 sq km water: 25 ,220 sq km
Background: The Indus Valley civilization , one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5 ,000 years , spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C. , remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians , Greeks , Scythians , Arabs (who brought Islam) , Afghans , and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved , and India and Pakistan fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan 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 discussions and confidence-building measures have led to decreased tensions since 2002. Mounting public dissatisfaction with President MUSHARRAF , coupled with the assassination of the prominent and popular political leader , Benazir BHUTTO , in late 2007 , and MUSHARRAF?s resignation in August 2008 , led to the September presidential election of Asif ZARDARI , BHUTTO?s widower. Pakistani government and military leaders are struggling to control Islamist militants , many of whom are located in the tribal areas adjacent to the border with Afghanistan. The Pakistani government is also faced with a deteriorating economy as foreign exchange reserves decline , the currency depreciates , and the current account deficit widens.
Flag description: 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
Capital: name: Islamabad geographic coordinates: 33 42 N , 73 10 E time difference: UTC+5 (10 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: mostly hot , dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north
Currency code: Pakistani rupee (PKR)
Ethnic groups: Punjabi 44.68% , Pashtun (Pathan) 15.42% , Sindhi 14.1% , Sariaki 8.38% , Muhagirs 7.57% , Balochi 3.57% , other 6.28%
Geographic coordinates: 30 00 N , 70 00 E
Geography note: controls Khyber Pass and Bolan Pass , traditional invasion routes between Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent
Government type: federal republic
Imports partners: China 16.1% , Saudi Arabia 10.8% , UAE 10% , US 5.7% , Kuwait 4.8% , Japan 4.3% (2007)
Internet country code: .pk
Land boundaries: 1 ,046 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 6 ,774 km border countries: Afghanistan 2 ,430 km , China 523 km , India 2 ,912 km , Iran 909 km
Languages: Punjabi 48% , Sindhi 12% , Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10% , Pashtu 8% , Urdu (official) 8% , Balochi 3% , Hindko 2% , Brahui 1% , English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries) , Burushaski and other 8%
Location: Southern Asia , bordering the Arabian Sea , between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north
Map references: Asia
National holiday: Republic Day , 23 March (1956)
Nationality: noun: Pakistani(s) adjective: Pakistani
Natural hazards: frequent earthquakes , occasionally severe especially in north and west; flooding along the Indus after heavy rains (July and August)
Population: 172 ,800 ,048 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Muslim 95% (Sunni 75% , Shia 20%) , other (includes Christian and Hindu) 5%
Terrain: flat Indus plain in east; mountains in north and northwest; Balochistan plateau in west
Unemployment rate: 5.6% plus substantial underemployment (2007 est.)

Capital of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Islāmābād (click to view Islāmābād map)

Places in Pakistan

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Pakistan. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Azad Kashmir (2659 google map locations)
Balochistān (5378 google map locations)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (3605 google map locations)
Islāmābād Capital Territory (106 google map locations)
North-West Frontier Province (11401 google map locations)
Northern Areas (349 google map locations)
Punjab (26339 google map locations)
Sind (13102 google map locations)

Random cities in Pakistan

Islāmābād, the capital city of Pakistan.


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