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Pakistan profile - Key facts

  • 17 March 2015
  • From the section Asia
Vendor reads newspaper in Pakistan market
Pakistan is a major textile producer
  • Full name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Population: 179 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Islamabad
  • Largest city: Karachi
  • Area: 796,095 sq km (307,374 sq miles), excluding Pakistani-administered Kashmir (83,716 sq km/32,323 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 65 years (men), 67 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Pakistani Rupee = 100 paisa
  • Main exports: Textile products, rice, cotton, leather goods
  • GNI per capita: US $1,360 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .pk
  • International dialling code: +92