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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Interesting Facts about Pakistan


Pakistan (officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan) is a country in South Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Pakistan that you probably don’t know! 
Interesting Facts about Pakistan
  • Pakistan has the second largest Muslim population in the world. It is second to Indonesia.
  • About one fifth of the populations live below the international poverty line (US$1.25 per day).
  • More than 60 languages are spoken in Pakistan. English is the official language of Pakistan and is used in government.
  • 96% of the populations are Muslims. Just over 1.5% are Christians.
  • Pakistan has the sixth largest military force in the world.
  • Pakistan has cold, dry winters and hot, wet summers.
  • Despite once being called the world’s most dangerous country in a British magazine (The Economist), the tourism industry is growing in Pakistan.
  • The official and national sport of Pakistan is field hockey. Cricket, however, is the most popular sport. The national side won the ICC World Cup in 1992.
  • Pakistan qualified for the Golf World Cup for the first time in 2009.
  • One goal of the current government is to see the literacy rate reach at least 85% over the next few years.
  • About 1.7 million refugees from Afghanistan live in Pakistan.
  • Pakistan became an Islamic republic in 1956.
  • In 1971, there was a civil war in East Pakistan that led to the creation of Bangladesh.

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