Pakistan at a Glance
Area 796,096 square kilometres
Population 176,242,949 (July 2009 est.)
Location South Asia bordering the Arabian Sea between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north.
Land Boundaries

Total 7,266 km Afghanistan 2,430 km, China 580 km, India 2,240 km, Iran 909 km.

Coastline 1,046 km
Climate 4 Seasons, dry desert, temperate in northwest; arctic in north.
Terrain Flat Indus plain in east, mountains in north and northwest, Balochistan plateau in west and desert in south.
Elevation Extremes

Lowest point: Arabian Sea 0 m,
Highest point: K2 ( Mt. Godwin Austin – 8611 meters )

Independence 14th August 1947
National Day 23rd March
Government Type Parliamentary
Capital Islamabad
Administrative Divisions 4 provinces (Punjab, Sindh, NWFP, Balochistan)
Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)
Disputed Jammu & Kashmir region includes Azad Kashmir and the Northern Areas