General Knowledge About Pakistan

General Knowledge About Pakistan

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan?

Pakistan is a country in South Asia that is bordered by Afghanistan, Iran, China, and India. It is the sixth most populous country in the world with a population of over 220 million. The official language of Pakistan is Urdu, which is spoken by about 7.08% of Pakistanis.

General Knowledge About Pakistan:

Official NameIslamic Republic of Pakistan
FounderQuaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Independence Day14 of August 1947
PresidentDr. Arif Alvi
Prime MinisterMuhammad Shabaz Sharif
GovernmentFederal Parliamentary Republic
CapitalIslamabad
Area796,096 square kilometers
Population220,000,000 (2020 Analysis)
CurrencyPakistani Rupee (PKR)
National LanguageUrdu
Official LanguageEnglish
National PoetAllama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal
National FlowerCommon Jasmine
National FruitMango
National DrinkSugarcane Juice
National VegetableLady Finger
National AnimalMarkhor
National MammalIndus River Dolphin
National PredatorSnow Leopard
National FishGolden Mahseer Fish
National ReptileIndus Crocodile
National SportsField Hockey
National DaysPakistan Day, (on 23 March 1940)
and Independence Day (on 14 August 1947)
National MosqueFaisal Mosque (Islamabad)
National MonumentPakistan Monuments (Islamabad)
National TowerMinar-e-Pakistan
National MountainK2 Mountain
National RiverIndus River
National MausoleumMizar-e-Quaid (Karachi)
National LibraryNational Library of Pakistan (Islamabad)
National MuseumNational Museum of Pakistan (Islamabad)
National ColorsGreen and White
National Sweet DishGulab Jaman
National DishesBiryani/Nihari
National InstrumentDaf
National AirlinePIA
Country Code+92
National ClothingShalwar Kameez
State Bird Shaheen Falcon
State ReligionIslam
Mother of NationFatimah Jinnah
National TreeDeodar Tree
Largest CityKarachi

Current Population Pakistan:

Pakistan is an Islamic republic in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 229 million people according to the 2022 analysis.

Geography of Pakistan:

It is the 33rd-largest country in the world in terms of area with an area of 796,095 square kilometers (340,509 square miles). Its four neighboring countries, in north China, east India, west Afghanistan, and southwest Iran exist.

Languages of Pakistan:

Pakistani languages are not just Urdu and Punjabi. There are many 70 to 80 languages spoken in Pakistan, and they have different accents as well.

Urdu:

Urdu is the national language of Pakistan. It is a language with a long history that has been influenced by Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Sanskrit. It is the country’s official language.

Punjabi:

Punjabi is spoken by 38.78% of people in the Punjab region of Pakistan as well as by many people in India and other countries around the world. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan family of languages which makes it a close relative to Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Sindhi, etc.

Pashto:

Pashto is the third most widely spoken language in Pakistan. The majority of speakers of this language are from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A total of 18.24% of people speak this language in Pakistan.

Sindhi:

A total of 14.5% of peoples speaks the Sindhi language in Pakistan. A majority of Sindhi-speaking people belong to the Sindh province of Pakistan. Sindhi is the first and oldest language of the Pakistan region.

Balochi:

3.04% of the population and 6.3 million peoples speak this language in Pakistan. A Majority of speakers belong to the province of Baluchistan.

Saraiki:

12.19% of People speak this language in the Punjab region of Pakistan.

Other Languages:

Brahui: 3 million speakers also from the Baluchistan region.

Chitrali: 60,000 speakers belong to Gilgit Baltistan province.

Hindko: 2.24% of the population speaks this language.

What is the Capital of Pakistan?

Pakistan’s capital is Islamabad. The first capital of Pakistan was Karachi which was moved to Islamabad in the 1960s.

What are the major cities in Pakistan?

Pakistan is a country located in South Asia. It is bordered by Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, India to the east, and China to the far northeast.

The major cities of Pakistan are

  1. Karachi
  2. Lahore
  3. Islamabad
  4. Rawalpindi
  5. Peshawar
  6. Quetta
  7. Multan
  8. Faisalabad

Popular tourist destinations in Pakistan:

Pakistan has a lot of tourist destinations. The most popular ones are the following:

1) Swat Valley:

It is a beautiful valley located in northwest Pakistan. It was once an important Buddhist center and it is now famous for its natural beauty.

2) Gilgit Baltistan:

Gilgit Baltistan is a region in northern Pakistan that borders China and Afghanistan. It attracts tourists because of its stunning landscapes, lakes, rivers, glaciers, mountains, etc.

3) Karachi:

Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan and it attracts tourists because of its beautiful beach, cultural heritage, and nightlife. It is also called the city of Lights.

4) Lahore:

Lahore is the capital of Punjab province and it attracts tourists because of its Mughal architecture, gardens, and cuisine.

Major sports played in Pakistan:

Pakistan has a rich and diverse culture, with many different languages and ethnic groups. This is reflected in the sports that are popular in the country.

The most popular sport in Pakistan is cricket, which has been played for over a half-century. It is followed by Hockey, Hockey is the national sport of Pakistan, and Pakistan is a four-times champion in Hockey World Cup (1971, 1978, 1982,1994), while wallyball, polo, and squash are also popular. and in the Punjab region, traditional sports kabaddi is also Famous.

Pakistani Cooking Dishes:

Pakistani cuisine is based on a blend of Indian, Iranian, and Central Asian cooking styles. Pakistani dishes are often cooked in a mixture of vegetable oil and butter.

Popular dishes in Pakistan include

  1. Biryani
  2. Chicken dishes
  3. Mutton Dishes
  4. Beef Dishes
  5. Chapli kebab
  6. Nihari
  7. Karahi dishes
  8. Dampukht
  9. Sweet Dishes

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