History of Pakistan
Geography of PakistanPakistan has border with India, Afghanistan, Iran, China and water border with Oman, Arabian sea, gulf of Oman. Pak's total size is 803,940 sq. km, slightly less than twice the size of California. It is in Asia with flat Indus plain in east, mountains in north and northwest, Balochistan plateau in west. Lowest point is Indian ocean and highest point is K2 (Mount Godwin- Austen) at 8611 meters. Its major landforms are Indus river valley, Hindukush, Karakoram mountains, Pamir mountains, K2, Balochistan plateau, Thar desert, Cholistan desert. Major water bodies are Indus, Jhelum, Ravi, Kabul, Manchar lake, Kheenjhar lake, Gulf of Oman, Arabian sea. Famous places are Jinnah Mausoleum, Minaret of Pak, Badshahi Mosque, Rani Kot fort, Hingol National Park, Trango towers, Port grand, Tomb of Jahangir,Mohanjodaro, etc.
Climate of PakistanPakistan is in the warm temperate zone. There are hot summers and cold winters. Winds in winter blow northeast to southwest and reverse in summer to bring the monsoon. Cold weather season from December through February.
Natural Resources in PakistanNatural resources of Pakistan include land, extensive natural gas supply, some oil, hydro power potential, coal, iron ore, copper, salt and limestone.
Tourist Attraction in PakistanIslamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Other cities are Karachi, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Gilgit, Zhob, Lahore, Sialkot, Quetta, Wazirabad, Gujranwala, Multan, Gwadar, Mirpur Khas.
Main tourist attractions are Lahore, which is an example of Grande architecture in historical buildings from the mughal area, Lake Saiful Mulk, Cancordia, Karakoram where people see many snow covered peaks, Karimabad, Karachi, which has a fine collection of Anglo- Indian architecture. There is famous Sunday bazaar.
Famous Hotels in PakistanAvari Towers Karachi hotel, Islamabad Serena hotel, Avari hotel Lahore, Pearl continental hotel Lahore, Ramada Plaza Karachi airport hotel, Sherton Karachi hotel, Marriot hotel Islamabad, Gilgit Serena hotel, Zaver Pearl- continental hotel Gwadar, Serena hotel Faisalbad.
Pakistan CuisinePakistan has many delicious dishes. Pakistani cuisine is usually meat oriented. Rice dishes and kebabs are prominent. Rice haleem, Chapli kebab, tika, and mutton Karachi are famous. Paranthas, Sheermal with tea or lassi, Chole-Kulche, Shami kebab, queema(minced meat) are eaten. Fruits include mangoes, apples, melons, bananas. There are breads such as roti or naan, aloo gosht, Chicken karahi, tandoor rotis are popular. There is nihaari, pulses, kofte, kheer, gulab jamun, Shahi tukray, gajraila, kulfi or rasmalai. Some typical snacks are dahi bhalla, Chaat, Chanamasala, Pakora and papar. Bhailpuri, samosas, bason pakoras, golgappay are famous. Makkee ki roti- sarson ka saag ae there. In rice dishes there are Maash pulao, Matar pulao, Murgh pulao and Yakhni pulao.
Pakistan CulturePakistan comprises many ethnic groups like Panjabis, kashmiris, Sindhis, Muhajirs, makrani, Baloch, Pashtun, ancient dardic, Wakhi, Baltistani, Burusho etc. Pakistan has good urdu language and poetry. Poetry of Mirza ghalib, Iqbal, Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Omar Khayyam are popular. Traditional music like ghazals, quawwalis are famous.
In sports, national sport in Pak is field hockey. Cricket, Squash, football are popular.
Among festivals, there is Ramadan, Chand raat, Eid, Milaad un nabi, Muharram, Jashn-e-Baharan, Christmas, Independence day, Defense day parade, etc.
Among airlines, there is Royal airlines, Shaheen air, Star air aviation, Vision air international, Airblue, Askari aviation, Air Indus etc.
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: November 11, 2015
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Facts about Pakistan
|Climate||Arctic, Arid, Semi-arid, Temperate|
|Area||796,095 sq km|
|Currency||Pakistani Rupee (PKR)|
|Neighbours||Afghanistan, China, India, Iran|