|Time zone:||GMT +5 (Pakistan standard time)|
|Daylight savings:||GMT +1hr, in 2009 - begins third Wednesday in April; ends first Sunday in November|
|Main languages:||Punjabi, Urdu, English|
|Other languages:||Brahui, Hindko, Balochi, Saraiki, Sindhi, Pashtu, Burushaski|
Pakistani rupees (PKR)|
€1 = Rs.118, $1 = Rs.106, £1 = Rs.141
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.pk||International Dialling Code: 92|
For help planning your trip to Pakistan including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Pakistan trip planning page.
Further information on Pakistan
Discover more about Pakistan - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 803,940 sq km (25,220 sq km under water)
Coastline: 1,046 km (Arabian Sea)
Climate: Mostly hot, dry desert. The northwest has a temperate climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters. Arctic climate in northern mountainous region where it snows heavily.
Highest mountain: K2 (Mt. Godwin-Austen) (8,611m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Pakistan from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Hybrid regime||108/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||121/179|
|Press Freedom||Very serious situation||157/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||126/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan Status: Independent Country
Population: 196,174,380 (rank: 6/196) Density: 244 people/sq km (rank: 35/196)
Ethnic groups: Punjabi 44.68%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.42%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.38%, Muhagirs 7.57%, Balochi 3.57%, other 6.28%
Religions: Muslim 95% (Sunni 75%, Shia 20%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 5%
GDP (PPP): $574.1 billion GDP per capita: $3,100 (rank: 146/195)