Pakistan Basic Facts and Figures


Pakistan Basic Information

Official Name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Data Code: pk
Administrative Divisions: 5 provinces, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Gilgit Bultistan
Continent: Asia
Area: land: 778,720 sq km

Water: 25,220 sq km

Total: 803,940 sq km

National Language: Urdu
Land Boundries: Total: 6,774 km

Coastline: 1,046 km

Population: 141,553,775 (July 2000 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.17% (2000 est.)
Birth rate: 32.11 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)
Death rate: 9.51 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)
Ethnic groups: Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtun (Pathan), Baloch, Muhajir (immigrants from India at the time of partition and their descendants)
Religions: Muslim 97% (Sunni 77%, Shi’a 20%), Christian, Hindu, and other 3%
Literacy: total population: 37.8% , male: 50% , female: 24.4% (1995 est.)
Capital: Islamabad
Government Type: Federal Republic
Independence Day: 14 August 1947
Agriculture – products: cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; milk, beef, mutton, eggs
Railways: Total: 8,163 km
Highways: Total: 247,811 km
Airports: 118