Pakistan

Discover a few interesting facts about the world's third largest country (by area) and enjoy our collection of Pakistan flag printables and Pakistan flag colouring page, below.

Nanga Parbat, Himalayas, reflected in a pond at Fairy Meadows, Pakistan
The mountain Nanga Parbat reflected in a pond at Fairy Meadows, Pakistan

A Little Geography...

  • The Islamic Republic of Islam is in South Asia, bordering India to the east, Afghanistan to the west and north, and Iran and China in the southwest and northeast.
  • Pakistan is not only the third largest country in the world by area, but the sixth largest by population - with a population of over 180 million.
  • Pakistan's lands vary from snow-capped mountains to deserts and coastal wetlands. The climate varies from tropical to temperate, and as you can imagine the flora and fauna is very diverse.
  • Islamabad is the capital, but Karachi, with a population of 13m, is the largest city.

Colourful local buses in Karachi, Pakistan
Colourful local buses in Karachi, Pakistan

A Little History...

  • The area that is now Pakistan was home to several ancient cultures and faiths and ruled by many empires over the centuries - lastly the British Empire.
  • In 1947 Pakistan became an independent nation for Muslims, and in 1956 a new constitution declared it an Islamic Republic. Pakistan as we know it today came into being in 1971 when East Pakistan seceded and became Bangladesh.

And Some Interesting Facts...

  • Pakistan translates as "land of the pure" in Urdu and Persian.
  • Hockey is Pakistan's national sport and the national team has an impressive record. But cricket is the most popular sport across the country!
  • One of the first serious PC viruses was created by two young Pakistani brothers in 1986.
  • About half of the world's footballs are made in Pakistan!
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