Pakistan, as official name the Islamic Republican of Pakistan, is a federal parliamentary republic in South Asia on the crossroads of Central and Western Asia. It is the 6th most populous country with a population exceeding 201 million people.
In terms of area, it is the 33rd-largest country spanning 881,913 square kilometers (340,509 square miles). Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometer (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and its Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast, respectively. It is separated from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s narrow Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.
Pakistan has a 1,046 km (650 mi) coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and land borders of 6,774 km (4,209 mi) in total: 2,430 km (1,510 mi) with Afghanistan, 523 km (325 mi) with China, 2,912 km (1,809 mi) with India and 909 km (565 mi) with Iran. It shares a marine border with Oman, and is separated from Tajikistan by the cold, narrow Wakhan Corridor. Pakistan occupies a geopolitically important location at the crossroads of South Asia, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
- Capital: Islamabad
- Population: 188.9 million (2015) World Bank
- President: Mamnoon Hussain
- Currency: Pakistani rupee
- Prime minister: Nawaz Sharif
- Official languages: Urdu, English
- Prevailed Religion: Islam
- Region: South Asia
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