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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

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

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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
Travels in a Dervish Cloak
By Isambard Wilkinson

Eland Books
Hardcover (232 pages)

Travels in a Dervish Cloak
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Since 9/11 the reader has been inundated with academic volumes about radical Islam, the geo-political alliances of Pakistan and the identity of the Taliban. What has been lacking is Travels in a Dervish Cloak, an affectionate, hashish-scented travel book, full of humour and delight, written by a young Irish foreign correspondent living on his wits, on the contacts from his grandmother s address book and with a kidney given to him by his brother. Others might have conserved this gift of a life-saving kidney by living a sober and quiet life, but it had the opposite affect on Isambard Wilkinson, who took to the adventurous life of a Daily Telegraph foreign correspondent like a cat assured of nine lives. His rich and wonderfully intimate picture of Pakistan describes the country in all its exuberant, colourful, contemporary glory. It s a place where past empires, be they Mughal or Raj, continue to shine like old gold beneath the chaotic jigsaw of Baluch, Punjabi, Sindi and Pashtun peoples, not to mention warlords, hereditary saints, bandit landlords, smugglers and party-mad socialites. The only way to understand the contradictions is to plunge into the riot of differences, and to come out grinning.
Pakistan Traveller: by UrbanDuniya
By Mr Timothy Blight

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (252 pages)

Pakistan Traveller: by UrbanDuniya
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Discover intriguing and diverse Pakistan with this new, fully researched, up-to-date travellers' guidebook. From the atmospheric streets of Lahore's frenetic Walled City, to the tranquil forested hills near Islamabad. From the isolated mosques and forts of the Cholistan Desert to the glacier-carved peaks of the Hunza Valley. This guidebook covers Pakistan in four key regions; - Lahore and Central Punjab - Islamabad and Northern Punjab - Multan and Southern Punjab - Gilgit-Baltistan There are listings of recommended sights, hotels, eating spots, transport information and emergency facilities in each location, from the big cities down to the smaller towns. Featuring; - More than 30 colour, cross-referenced maps - Cultural tips, history and a cuisine guide to help you get the most out of your experience - Planning section to assist you in designing the perfect adventure. - Practical information, including detailed safety information, and dedicated safety notes for each destination, to ease the way while you're there. - Beautiful colour photography to get you excited about your trip, or to fascinate the armchair traveller.
Pakistan (Moon Handbooks Pakistan)
By Isobel Shaw

Brand: Avalon Travel Publishing
Paperback (660 pages)

Pakistan (Moon Handbooks Pakistan)
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Pakistan Handbook suggests well-traveled and relatively unknown routes through the Pakistani countryside. Travelers will appreciate the detailed itineraries for long and short treks across the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and Himalaya. Up-to-date information on lodgings from Sindh to Balochistan and dining options from Punjab to the North-West Frontier Province will answer visitors' questions.
Lonely Planet Pakistan
By John King

Brand: Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (416 pages)

Lonely Planet Pakistan
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Contains quirky tales of Pakistani culture, from the porno cinemas in Lahore to catching crabs in Karachi; complete details on excursions by jeep or steam train up the Khyber Pass; critical listings of all the best places to stay; and full information on getting there from China, Iran and India.
Spectrum Guide to Pakistan
By Camerapix

Brand: Facts on File
Hardcover (364 pages)

Spectrum Guide to Pakistan
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A guide to Pakistan for tourists and armchair travelers. Covers the country's 27 regions, its cities, as well as its wildlife, flora, cuisine, and sports. Another section provides information for business travelers, and a Facts at Your Fingertips section includes all the basics for travelers, fro
Footprint Pakistan Handbook
By Ivan Mannheim

Footprint Handbooks
Paperback (688 pages)

Footprint Pakistan Handbook
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Information about travelling in Pakistan has often been limited and out of date. This updated handbook should provide travellers with comprehensive background information as well as practical travel information. Much has happened in recent years to make the region more accessible for all. The book provides full coverage of the Karakoram Highway from Islamabad to Kashgar in China. The mountaineering and trekking opportunities in Pakistan are considerable and there has been much improvement in travel facilities to enable visitors to get to the mountains more easily. The book is part of an award-winning series of handbooks which are regularly updated. They are designed for all travellers, whatever their age or budget, and are edited by experienced and energetic travellers.
Pakistan (Culture Shock! A Survival Guide to Customs & Etiquette)
By Kevin Mittman

Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Paperback (223 pages)

Pakistan (Culture Shock! A Survival Guide to Customs & Etiquette)
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Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two, the ever-popular "Culture Shock!" series belongs in your backpack or briefcase. Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go. "Culture Shock!" country guides are easy-to-read, accurate, and entertaining crash courses in local customs and etiquette. "Culture Shock!" practical guides offer the inside information you need whether you're a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler. "Culture Shock!" at your Door guides equip you for daily life in some of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. And "Culture Shock!" Success Secrets guides offer relevant, practical information with the real-life insights and cultural know-how that can make the difference between business success and failure.

Each "Culture Shock!" title is written by someone who's lived and worked in the country, and each book is packed with practical, accurate, and enjoyable information to help you find your way and feel at home.

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.

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