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Where is Pakistan?

map showing the location of Pakistan

Located in the continent of Asia, Pakistan covers 770,875 square kilometers of land and 25,220 square kilometers of water, making it the 36th largest nation in the world with a total area of 796,095 square kilometers.

Pakistan became an independent state in 1947, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Pakistan is 190,291,129 (2012) and the nation has a density of 247 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Pakistan is the Pakistan Rupee (PKR). As well, the people of Pakistan are refered to as Pakistani.

The dialing code for the country is 92 and the top level internet domain for Pakistani sites is .pk.

Pakistan shares land borders with 4 countries: Iran, India, China, Afghanistan.

To learn more, visit our detailed Pakistan section.

Quick facts

Population 190,291,129
Density 246.9 / km2 ( 639.3 / mi2 )
Languages English, Urdu
Independence Year 1947
Capital Islamabad (Islamabad)
Currency Pakistan Rupee
GDP 247,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,298 (2014 data)
Land Area 770,875 km2 (297,636 mi2)
Water Area 25,220 km2 (9,737 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Iran, India, China, Afghanistan
Minimum Longitude 60.880
Maximum Longitude 77.840
Mininum Latitude 23.690
Maximum Latitude 37.090

What is the capital of Pakistan?

map showing the location of Pakistan
Location of Islamabad on a map.

Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. It has a population of 601,600, and is located on a latitue of 33.72 and longitude of 73.04.

Islamabad is also the political center of Pakistan, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Islamabad, the Capital Of Pakistan

City Islamabad
Country Pakistan
Population 601,600
Longitude 73.04329000
Latitude 33.72148000
Elevation 579 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Pakistan

Rank City Population
#1Karachi11,624,219
#2Lahore6,310,888
#3Faisalabad2,506,595
#4Rawalpindi1,743,101
#5Multan1,437,230
#6Hyderabad1,386,330
#7Gujranwala1,384,471
#8Peshawar1,218,773
#9Quetta733,675
#10Muzaffarabad725,000
#11Kotli640,000
#12Islamabad601,600
#13Bahawalpur552,607
#14Sargodha542,603
#15Sialkot477,396
#16Sukkur417,767
#17Larkana364,033
#18Sheikhupura361,303
#19Bhimbar342,900
#20Jhang Sadr341,210

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.