Pakistan Facts

Pakistan Facts

Capital
Islamabad

Population
144,616,639 (July 2001 est.)

Area
803,940 sq km, slightly less than twice the size of California

Government
Federal republic

Money
Pakistani rupee (PKR)

Climate
Mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north

Language
Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%,
Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English
(official and lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%