Pakistan Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Whenever possible, the whole family eats together, usually sharing the same platter and eating from the portion directly in front... More
  • Family: The Government does not recognize either civil or common law marriage. Marriages are performed and registered according to one's... More
  • Fashion: The national dress, is called the "shalwar-qameez" which is frequently worn in both urban and rural areas. Men usually wear... More
  • Visiting: Treating ones guests well is important and they should be made to feel welcome. In small groups, each person is... More

Pakistan Facts

Pakistan stats

Capital Islamabad
Government Type federal republic
Currency PKR
Population 193,238,868
Total Area 307,372 Square Miles
796,095 Square Kilometers
Location Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the 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%

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