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Top 30 Facts About Pakistan
Pakistan is a country in South Asia. The Full name of Pakistan is “Islamic Republic of Pakistan”. It is the 6th most populous country of the world and 33rd largest in terms of area. Pakistan is famous for its different cultures and traditions. It shares borders with India to the east, China to the northeast, Iran to the southwest and Afghanistan to the west. Pakistan has also a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.
Top and Famous Facts About Pakistan
Top and Famous Facts About Pakistan are given below:
Facts About Pakistan
Pakistan is the only country in the entire world that was created completely on the base of religion i.e. Islam.
Pakistan has the largest mountain range in the entire world just like Himalayas, Hindu Kush and Karakoram. So if you love mountains then its northern areas is a perfect place to check out.
Pakistan’s national sport is Field Hockey. It is the only team in the entire world who won Field Hockey World Cup for 4 times in 1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994 respectively.
Pakistan’s most famous sport is Cricket. Pakistan has won many World major cricket tournaments of Crickets. Pakistan has won Cricket World Cup in 1992, T20I World Cup in 2009, and Champions Trophy in 2017. Pakistan has also won major Asian Championship known as the Asia Cup twice in 2000 and 2012 respectively.
Over 50% of the footballs that are shipped around the world are made in Sialkot, Pakistan. Sialkot is an industrial city in Pakistan. Sialkot is located in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. About 60% of the footballs that are made in Sialkot are hand stitched. The football used in FIFA world cup 2014 was made in Pakistan. NASA has done studies on that football and they said that the football used in FIFA world cup 2014 was the best football ever made.
If you think Pakistan is a small country then you are absolutely wrong and it is far from the truth. Pakistan is the 6th largest country in the world by population and 33rd largest in term of area. Pakistan’s population is about 197 million which is the sixth largest in the entire world.
Pakistan is the only Muslim country in the World that has a research station in Antarctica. Pakistan has two summer research stations and one weather station there.
Karakoram is considered as the 8th wonder of the world. Because it is made through the dangerous mountain ranges. It is considered the highest paved international road because it is going through mountain. It connects Pakistan to China by road. It stands at fifteen thousand three hundred and seventy feet high.
Pakistan has the Tharparkar desert which is the only fertile desert in the entire world. This is because of its topography. Some of the valleys and ridges are shot up to 46 meters high and what happens is rain will collect in these valleys and make the area moist thus growing grass and even some small plants.
In Pakistan, the baby is born every 7 seconds.
Institute of Business Administration gathered a poll from 125 countries. According to them, Pakistan stands at the fourth most intelligent countries in the entire world.
The World “Pakistan”
The world “Pakistan” has an interesting meaning. The word “Pakistan” means “the land of pure”.
Pakistan is home to the ancient civilizations of the world i.e. the Indus valley, Mohenjo Daro, Harappa, Gandhara Civilization etc. The Indus valley civilization is discovered by through archaeological excavations in 1921. It dates all the way back to 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE. It was considered the part of the Bronze age which featured urban civilization.
Pakistan’s National Anthem ranks in the top three tunes in the entire world. Pakistan’s National Anthem is also known as the “Qaumi Taranah”. Pakistan’s National Anthem is only about 80 seconds long.
1st Muslim Female Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto was the first female prime minister not just of Pakistan but of any other Muslim country. She became the prime minster of the Pakistan twice from 1988 to 1990 and then again in 1993 to 1996.
Pakistan is the first Country in the Islamic world and the seventh country in the entire world to have nuclear power. On May 1998, Pakistan successfully completed 5 nuclear tests in the Chagai Hills of Balochistan.
There are two persons from Pakistan who have won noble prizes. The first one is Dr. Abdus Salam and the second one is Malala Yusufzai. Dr. Abdus Salam won noble prize for the work on Physics in 1979 and Malala Yusufzai won noble prize for peace in 2014.
Pakistan has the seventh largest army in the entire world. Pakistan army is consists of Land Army, Air Force and Navy. Pakistan’s army has over 642,000 soldiers in their army. Most of the United Nations peace keeping missions are supplied by the Pakistan Army. Pakistan army has an age group of 16 to 49 years old with active personnel of approximately 613,000 with 513,000 people being on reserve.
Pakistan’s ISI ranks in the top 3 intelligence agencies of the world. ISI stands for Inter-Services Intelligence. ISI is the premier intelligence agency of Pakistan. It was formed in 1948. It is operationally responsible for gathering information, processing and analyzing national security information from all around the world. Its headquarters are in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The second largest mine of the entire world in situated in Pakistan. The name of the Salt Mine is Khewra Salt Mine. It is also the Pakistan’s oldest salt mine. It was discovered by the Alexander the Great’s troops in 320 BCE.
Pakistan has the largest Ambulance fleet in the entire world. The Edhi Foundation is the world’s largest non-profit social welfare organization. It works 24 hours giving medical services to anybody and everybody. The founder Abdul Sattar Edhi started this service from a single room. It now has 300 centers throughout all of the country. It also has branches in other countries such as Japan, United Kingdom and the United States.
The World’s youngest Microsoft Experts are both from Pakistan i.e. Arfa Kareem and Mubarak Iqbal. They both achieve this goal at the age of 9.
Pakistan has the third longest glacier of the world. Its name is Biafo Glacier. It is about 67 cm long. This glacier goes to Fedchenko glacier of Tajikistan. Pakistan has also the World 2nd longest glacier that is Siachen Glacier but it is shared in between Pakistan and India. So, you could say that Pakistan has two of the largest nonpolar glacier in the world.
Tarbela Dam is located in Topi, Pakistan. It is largest earth-filled dam in the world. It is located on the Indus River. Its construction began in 1968 and it was opened in 1970. It has a length of 90,000 feet and stands at 486 feet high.
Pakistan has the largest irrigation system in the entire world. This is known as the “Indus basin”. It serves 14.4 million hectares of land with a total length of canals equaling eight thousand five hundred kilometers. Pakistan sits at the fifth highest country in irrigated land area with a whopping two hundred and two thousand kilometers squared.
Pakistan is also the fourth largest country in the internet growth. About 35 million user uses internet in Pakistan which is about the 18% of the population of Pakistan.
Man Made Forest
Its name is Changa Manga. It is located near Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is considered the World’s largest man made forest. The main purpose of this forest is the preservation of the Wild Life.
Pakistan has the highest Polo field in the world. It is called the Shandur Top. It is located in Gilgit, Pakistan. It is also known as the roof top of the world. It stands at an elevation of 12,000 feet.
Pakistan has the World’s highest ATM. It sits at the highest point of the world. It is situated on Khunjerab Pass at the height of fifteen thousand three hundred and ninety seven feet. It was built by the National Bank of Pakistan.
The Parliament building in Islamabad is the World’s first and only building of Parliament that runs completely of Solar Panels.
Pakistan is the second largest host of refugees in the entire world next to Turkey. Pakistan has 1.45 million refugees which makes them the largest host of refugees in the entire world. These refugees are mainly from Afghanistan.
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