Pakistan (officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan) is a country in South Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Pakistan that you probably don’t know!
Interesting Facts about Pakistan
Pakistan has the second largest Muslim population in the world. It is second to Indonesia.
About one fifth of the populations live below the international poverty line (US$1.25 per day).
More than 60 languages are spoken in Pakistan. English is the official language of Pakistan and is used in government.
96% of the populations are Muslims. Just over 1.5% are Christians.
Pakistan has the sixth largest military force in the world.
Pakistan has cold, dry winters and hot, wet summers.
Despite once being called the world’s most dangerous country in a British magazine (The Economist), the tourism industry is growing in Pakistan.
The official and national sport of Pakistan is field hockey. Cricket, however, is the most popular sport. The national side won the ICC World Cup in 1992.
Pakistan qualified for the Golf World Cup for the first time in 2009.
One goal of the current government is to see the literacy rate reach at least 85% over the next few years.
About 1.7 million refugees from Afghanistan live in Pakistan.
Pakistan became an Islamic republic in 1956.
In 1971, there was a civil war in East Pakistan that led to the creation of Bangladesh.