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Country Pakistan


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Region Southern Asia
Area (sq km) 796,095
Area (sq mile) 310,401
Border Afghanistan, China, India, Iran
Population 199,085,847
Nationality Pakistani(s)
Ethnic Punjabi 44.68%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.42%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.38%, Muhajirs 7.57%, Balochi 3.57%, other 6.28%
Religion Sunni Muslim 85%, Shia Muslim 11.4%, Christian, Hindu and other 3.6%
Language English, Punjabi, and more
Literacy 55%
Government Federal Republic
Capital Islamabad
Leader President Mamnoon Hussain (since September 9, 2013); Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif (since June 5, 2013)
Currency Pakistani rupee (PKR)
Independence Day Aug. 14, 1947 (from United Kingdom)
National Holiday Republic Day (March 23, 1956)
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