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  • Area: 796,095 sq. km (307,374 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 201,995,540 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 1.45% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 67.7 years (2016)
  • Languages: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Saraiki 10%, Pashto (Pashtu) 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries)
  • Religions: Muslim (official) 96.4% (Sunni 85-90%, Shia 10-15%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 3.6%
  • Formal name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Alternate names: Islami Jumhuriyah Pākistān, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pākistān
  • Government type: federal parliamentary republic
  • Leaders: chief of state: President Mamnoon HUSSAIN; head of government: Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz SHARIF
  • Capital: Islamabad
  • Administrative divisions: 4 provinces, 1 territory, and 1 capital territory
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $5,000 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: textiles (garments, bed linen, cotton cloth, yarn), rice, leather goods, sporting goods, chemicals, manufactures, carpets and rugs
  • Imports: petroleum, petroleum products, machinery, plastics, transportation equipment, edible oils, paper and paperboard, iron and steel, tea
  • Currency: Pakistani rupee (PKR)

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