Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a southern Asian county encircled by India and China to the east, Afghanistan and Iran to the west and Arabian Sea to the south. As per 2007 estimates, the population of Pakistan is 164,741,924. Pakistan is the sixth most populated country in the world. It lies on 30 degree north latitudes and 70 degree east longitude. Pakistan covers an area of 803,940 sq km.
Pakistan accounts to just 3% Christians and Hindus, while the major share i.e. 97% being Muslims. Both English and Urdu are considered to be the official languages of the country.
Pakistan has high regards for traditional Islamic values. Recent decades have experienced the emergence of middle class cities like Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Hyderabad, Faisalabad, Multan and Peshawar.
The climate in Pakistan varies from tropical to temperate with low rainfall conditions existing in the coastal south. Pakistan also experiences monsoon with frequent flooding rainfall and dry season with no rainfall. Basically there are four distinct seasons with cool and dry winters, hot springs, monsoon period and the retreating monsoon.
There is a diversity of landscapes and climates in Pakistan which allows a wide variety of plants and trees to flourish. From coniferous alpine, subalpine trees to deciduous trees such as Shisham, Pakistan flourishes all these and many more. Pakistan also grows coconut and date in South Punjab and Baluchistan.
Fauna in Pakistan consists of crocodiles in the Indus with boars, deer, porcupines and small rodents are found commonly in the circled areas. Pakistan is also home to jackals, hyenas, wild cats, panthers and leopards. Apart from crows, sparrows, myna, hawks, falcons and eagles, a lot of birds are sighted migrating their way from Europe, Central Asia and India.
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