The country of Pakistan is located between 23.30 Degrees
and 36.45 Degrees North latitude and 61 Degrees and 75.30 Degrees East
longitude in the northern hemisphere in South-East Asia.
The official name is Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The name Pakistan means
Pakistan borders Afghanistan in the north-west, Iran in the west, India in
the east, China in the north-east and Arabian Sea in the south. In the
north-west a narrow stretch of Afghan territory, known as the Wakhan
corridor, separates it from the former U.S.S.R. Pakistan, thus shares its
borders with Afghanistan for about 2,400 km. with Iran for about 850 km. and
with India for about 1675 km. It has a very rich historical and cultural
heritage. It offers a great variety of vistas which range southwards from
the highest mountains of the world, to the hills of fairly high altitude
towards the west. The northern region offers raging rivers, breathtaking
valleys, snow covered peaks and massive glaciers. These scenes then stretch
south-east into uplands and fertile plains in the middle, sandy desolate
deserts and arid plateaus towards the south- sandy silver white sandy
beaches, lagoons and mangrove swamps and sea in the far south.
Pakistan is made up of four main provinces:
Punjab 205,344 Sq.Km.
Sindh 140 914 Sq.Km.
NWFP 74,521 Sq.Km.
Baluchistan 347,190 Sq.Km.