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Maps of Pakistan

Physical Map of Pakistan showing state boundaries, relief, Mount K2, the Indus River and its tributaries, important cities, and more.

Pakistan occupies an area of 881,913 in South Asia. Located at the juncture of the Indian and Eurasian plates, the country is highly prone to earthquakes due to plate tectonics. 

The country can be divided into three major geographic zones as observed on the physical map of the country above. These are the highlands in the north, the plain of the Indus River and the Balochistan Plateau. The country also shares the Thar Desert with India along its eastern border. 

The northern mountain region features some really high peaks of the Karakoram, Hindu Kush, and Himalayan mountain ranges. The world's second highest peak, Mount K2, is located in Pakistan. The peak has been marked on the map and is also the highest point in the country at 8,611 m or 28,250 ft. Over half the peaks in this northern highland region of Pakistan are above 4,500m.

The Indus River and its tributaries drain a large part of the country. The Indus River rises in southwestern Tibet and drains into the Arabian Sea. The course of the river in Pakistan has been marked on the map.

The Balochistan Plateau is located at the eastern edge of the Iranian Plateau and the region is very dry and sparsely populated. The mountainous areas of the west-central, along the border with Afghanistan, include the Ras Koh, Safed Koh and Toba Kakar ranges.

Provinces and Territories Map of Pakistan

Political Map of Pakistan showing the major administrative divisions and the capital city of Islamabad.

Pakistan (officially, Islamic Republic of Pakistan) is divided into four administrative provinces, two autonomous territories and one federal territory. The administrative provinces are: Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Gilgit –Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir are the two autonomous territories; while Islamabad Capital Territory is a federal territory of Pakistan. These administrative provinces are divided into divisions which are further subdivided into districts and a number of smaller subdivisions. 

Located at the eastern edge of the Iranian Plateau, in south western Pakistan – Balochistan is the largest of the four provinces of Pakistan; occupying an area of 347,190 sq. km. Islamabad – the capital city of Pakistan is located in the northern part of the country, along the Himalayan foothills and in The Islamabad Capital Territory. Islamabad is a planned city with high standards of living and is also the 9th largest city of Pakistan. 

Karachi is the largest and most populous city of Pakistan. Located in the southern part of the country, on the Arabian Sea coast; Karachi serves as Pakistan’s maritime port and the country’s economic center. 

Where is Pakistan?

Map showing location of Pakistan in the world.

Pakistan is a sovereign country in Southern Asia, located both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. It borders four countries. Pakistan shares an eastern border with India, a north eastern border with China, a south western border with Iran and a western and northern border with Afghanistan The Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman border Pakistan to the south.

Pakistan Bordering Countries: Iran, India, China, Afghanistan.

Regional Maps: Map of Asia

Outline Map of Pakistan

Blank Outline Map of Pakistan

The blank outline map is of the South Asian country of Pakistan. The above map can be downloaded, printed, and used for coloring or map-pointing.

Outline Map of Pakistan

The outline map above represents the country of Pakistan in South Asia. 

Key Facts

Legal Name Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Capital City Islamabad
33 41 N, 73 03 E
Independence 14 August 1947 (from British India)

Geography

Total Area 796,095.00 km2
Land Area 770,875.00 km2
Water Area 25,220.00 km2
Total Border 7,257.0 km
Coastline 1,046.0 km
Bordering Countries Afghanistan 2670 km, China 438 km, India 3190 km, Iran 959 km
Climate Mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north
Coordinates 30 00 N, 70 00 E
Mean Elevation 900 m
Lowest Elevation 0 m
Arabian Sea
Highest Elevation 8,611 m
K2 (Mt. Godwin-Austen)

Demographics

Population 216,565,318
Major Cities
  1. Karachi (16,093,786)
  2. Lahore (12,642,423)
  3. Faisalabad (3,462,295)
  4. Rawalpindi (2,236,905)
  5. Gujranwala (2,229,220)
  6. Peshawar (2,202,946)
  7. Multan (2,015,091)
  8. Hyderabad (1,849,829)
  9. Islamabad (1,129,198)
  10. Quetta (1,099,546)
Ethnic Groups Punjabi 44.7%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.4%, Sindhi 14.1%, Saraiki 8.4%, Muhajirs 7.6%, Balochi 3.6%, other 6.3%
Languages Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Saraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashto (alternate name, Pashtu) 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%
Religions Muslim (official) 96.4% (Sunni 85-90%, Shia 10-15%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 3.6% (2010 est.)

Economy

Currency Pakistani rupees (PKR)
GDP $278.22 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,284.70
Exports Textiles (garments, bed linen, cotton cloth, yarn), rice, leather goods, sporting goods, chemicals, manufactures, surgical instruments, carpets and rugs

This page was last updated on October 8, 2020

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