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Pakistan Flag The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a country in southern Asia. It is bordered by Afghanistan, India, Iran, and the People's Republic of China.

As of 2010, the population of Pakistan was estimated as being 169,580,000. The country's capital is Islamabad, which, as of 2009, had an estimated population of 1,740.000. Pakistan's largest city is however Karachi, which is home to somewhere between 12 million and 18 million people.

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Pakistan Country Details


Country Name Pakistan
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southern Asia
Flag Pakistan Flag
Principal Language Urdu
Capital Islamabad


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Lonely Planet Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway (Country Travel Guide)
By Sarina Singh, Paul Clammer & John Mock

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (432 pages)

Lonely Planet Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway (Country Travel Guide)
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Discover Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway

Travel the Karakoram Highway along the route of the fabled Silk Road
Come face to face with ancient Indus Valley civilizations at Moenjodaro
Answer the call of a million-dollar mosque with rocketing minarets and tent-like design
Wind along narrow roads from Peshawar to the legendary Khyber Pass

In This Guide:

Six authors beating every possible path for over 70 weeks of research
Packed with detail, including history and culture analysis, safety advice and the best Himalayan treks
Comprehensive coverage of the entire country and beyond, from Karachi into China's Kashgar
Content updated daily: visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveler suggestions
Pakistan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Safia Haleem

Brand: Kuperard
Paperback (168 pages)

Pakistan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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Pakistan is a land with a unique history, formed by migrating peoples who have left their footprint in its diverse cultures, languages, literature, food, dress, and folklore. The country is besieged by bad news, but despite the political turmoil the everyday life of its people is more stable, rich, and rewarding than the media headlines would lead you to believe. A myriad local festivals and celebrations and a vibrant cultural life go unremarked. Pakistan has the eighth-largest standing army in the world and is the only Muslim-majority nation to possess nuclear weapons, but few know that it is also the home of two unique schools of art. This complex nation consists of various ethnic groups, each with its own individual cultures and subcultures, but which are unified by the common values of hospitality, honor, and respect for elders. Pakistani society has extremes of wealth and poverty, and daily life for most people is full of difficulties, yet everyone knows how to cope with crises. Creative and adaptable, Pakistanis are among the most self-reliant people in the world, bouncing back after major catastrophes. Culture Smart! Pakistan takes you behind the headlines and introduces you to many of the country’s little-known traditions. It describes the vitally important cultural and historical background, shows you how modern Pakistanis live today, and offers crucial advice on what to expect and how to behave in different circumstances. This is an extraordinary country of enterprising, tough, and passionate people. Earn their trust and you will be rewarded many times over.
Vacation Goose Travel Guide Lahore Pakistan
By Francis Morgan

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (60 pages)

Vacation Goose Travel Guide Lahore Pakistan
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Vacation Goose Travel Guide Lahore Pakistan is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Top 50 city attractions, top 50 nightlife adventures, top 50 city restaurants, top 14 shopping centers, top 48 hotels, and more than a dozen monthly weather statistics. This travel guide is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this pocket book be part of yet another fun Lahore adventure :)
Insight Guide Pakistan (Insight Guides)
By Tony Holliday

Brand: Insight Guides
Paperback (378 pages)

Insight Guide Pakistan (Insight Guides)
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Insight Guide: Pakistan provides everything you'll ever need in a guidebook. It is an inspiring background read, an invaluable on-the-spot companion and a superior souvenir of your visit. Evocative photography-Insight Guides are renowned for their great pictures, which vividly convey a sense of everyday life. Illuminating text-Expert writers bring to life Pakistan's history, culture, arts, politics and, above all, the variety of its people. Incisive evaluations-From Karachi to the Khyber Pass, Punjab to Peshawar, Sindh to Swat, and the Karakoram to the Hindu Kush, it's all here. Detailed maps-All major sites are highlighted on specially drawn maps. Full listings-All the travel details, hotels, eating places and phone numbers you'll need.
Vacation Goose Travel Guide Karachi Pakistan
By Francis Morgan

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Vacation Goose Travel Guide Karachi Pakistan
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Vacation Goose Travel Guide Karachi Pakistan is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Top 50 city attractions, top 1 nightlife adventures, top 50 city restaurants, top 20 shopping centers, top 24 hotels, and more than a dozen monthly weather statistics. This travel guide is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this pocket book be part of yet another fun Karachi adventure :)
Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m peak circus in Pakistan (Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries)
By Mark Horrell

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Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m peak circus in Pakistan (Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries)
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This is the tale of Mark Horrell’s not-so-nearly ascent of Gasherbrum in Pakistan, of how one man’s boredom and frustration was conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence.

He made not one, not two, but three intrepid assaults, some of which got quite a distance beyond Base Camp, and overcame many perilous circumstances along the way. The mountaineer Joe Simpson famously crawled for three days with a broken leg, but did he ever have to read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown while waiting for a weather window?

But that’s enough about Mark’s attempt; there were some talented climbers on the mountain as well, and this story is also about them. How did they get on? Heroes, villains, oddballs and madmen – 8,000m peaks attract them all, and drama, intrigue and cock-ups aplenty were inevitable.


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