Pakistan

Pakistan

Location: Asia | Eurasia, Type of Place: Country | Military Combatant | Statistical region | Governmental Jurisdiction | Breed origin | Cyclone-affected area | Sports Team Location | Sport Country | Flag referent | Dated location | Organization scope | Olympic participating country | Literature Subject | Organization member | Newspaper circulation area | Court jurisdiction area » Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan , is a sovereign country in South Asia. With a population exceeding 180 million people, it is the sixth most populous country in the world. Located at the crossroads of the strategically important regions of South Asia, Central Asia and Western Asia, Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west and north, Iran to the southwest and China in the far northeast. It is separated from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's narrow Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a marine border with Oman. The territory of modern Pakistan was home to several ancient cultures, including the Neolithic Mehrgarh and the Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilisation, and has undergone invasions or settlements by Hindu,...
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