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Geographical Location: Located in South Asia, Pakistan shares an eastern border with India and a northeastern border with China. Iran makes up the country’s southwest border, and Afghanistan runs along its western and northern edge. The Arabian Sea is Pakistan’s southern boundary with 1,064 km of coastline. Pakistan extends between 24º N and 37º N latitudes and 62º E and 75º E longitudes.
   
                                  Capital Islamabad
33°40'N 73°10'E
                                  Largest city Karachi
                                  Official language(s) Urdu and English
                                  Government Federal republic
                                                    - President Pervez Musharraf (20 June 2001- Present)
                                                    - Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz (28 August 2004- Present)
                                  Independence From United Kingdom
                                                    - Declared 1947-08-14
                                                    - Republic 1956-03-23
                                  Area  
                                                    - Total 803,940 km² (43rd)
310,403 sq mi
                                                    - Water (%) 3.1
                                  Population  
                                                    - 2006 est. 163,985,373[3] (6th)
                                                    - Density 211/km² (42nd)
529/sq mi
                                  Religion Muslims- 95%; Others- 5%
                                  GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
                                                    - Total $393.4 billion (25th)
                                                    - Per capita $2,400 (128th)
                                  HDI (2003) 0.527 (135th) – medium
                                  Currency Rupee (Rs.) (PKR)
                                  Time zone PST: GMT +5:00
                                  Calling code +92
 
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