20 Amazing Facts About PAKISTAN That Will Blow Your Mind

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20 Amazing Facts About PAKISTAN That Will Blow Your Mind

20 amazing facts about Pakistan

Pakistan is always framed negatively in the International media. Most of the people in the world have not very good perceptions about Pakistan. But many of the people around the world don't know about the real Pakistan. Here we will reveal some interesting and amazing facts about Pakistan, which really makes Pakistanis proud. After reading these facts your perception about Pakistan will surely change. So, let's take a look at 20 amazing facts about Pakistan.


1. Only Muslim Nuclear Power

Military truck carrying IRBMs of Pakistani Army

Pakistan is the only Muslim country that has Nuclear Weapons. Pakistan started its nuclear program in the 1960s, but it got momentum during Zia Ul Haq's government. On 28 May 1998, Pakistan became officially a nuclear power by detonating 6 Nuclear devices in response to Indian nuclear tests.


2. Second Largest Muslim population

Pakistan population density

Pakistan has the 2nd largest Muslim population in the world. According to a recently conducted census, the population of Pakistan stands at 210 million out of which 198 million are Muslims.


3. 2nd Highest Mountain

K2 Nordseite

The 2nd Highest mountain K-2 is also in Pakistan. The height of the K-2 is 8611m. Other than K-2 Pakistan also has 5 peaks with height more than 8000m. Out of Top 10 highest mountains in the world, 2 are from Pakistan.


4. Only Fertile Desert in the World

Tharparkar1 Pakistan

The desert of Thar is the only desert in the World which is fertile. The Thar desert is located in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Thar desert is the 17th largest desert in the world. It is also the most populated desert in the world.


5. 6th Largest Military

Kakul Passingoutprade Oweis

Pakistan has the 6th largest military in the world according to manpower. It has approximately  600,000 active military personnel and 550,000 as a reserve military personnel.


6. Oldest Civilization

Excavated ruins of Mohenjo-daro

One of the oldest civilization is discovered in Pakistan. The city of Mohenjo Daro was built in 2500 BCE. Mohenjo-Daro is the oldest civilization in the world. It was discovered in the 1920s and in 1980 made it into the UNESCO world heritage sites list. 


7. Meet Point of 3 big Mountain ranges

Junction Point of Three mightiest mountain ranges of the world

3 Big mountain ranges  KarakorumHindukush, and Himalayas meet at a point called Juglot. Juglot is a town situated 45km southeast of Gilgit district. You can see this junction point while traveling on Karakorum Highway.


8. First Computer Virus

Brain-virus

The first Computer virus was created in 1986 by two Pakistan brothers called Alvi Brothers. It was called Brain and they created it to prevent their customers to distribute illegal copies of their software.


9. Largest Irrigation System in the world

Thal Canal

World's largest canal-based irrigation system is also in Pakistan with a total length of 56.073 km (till 1999). These canals come out of the 5 big rivers which flow through Pakistan.


10. All Four Seasons

Four seasons

You would see many fewer countries that experience all four seasons in a year. Pakistan offers all four seasons, Spring, Winter, Autumn, and Summer. In summer temperature often exceeds 48 °C and in winter the temperature goes down to 0 °C in some parts.


11. Diverse Landscape

Great nature landscape Pakistan

Pakistan has a very diverse landscape you can barely find in any other country. From tallest mountains to flattest plains, from Deserts to Most fertile lands, beautiful lakes, Rivers, forests, and plateaus everything Pakistan has.


12. 2nd Most Beautiful Capital in the World

Islamabad top view

Islamabad is ranked as 2nd most beautiful capital in the World. Islamabad is a planned city that was designed by a Greek Architecture. Islamabad is known for its abundant greenery and improved living standards.


13. Deepest Seaport in the World

Pakistan Balochistan province - Gwadar IMG 7931

The Deepest Warm water seaport is also in Pakistan. Gwadar port is the deepest seaport in the world. Gwadar port is in the developing phase and its total capacity is 30 million tonnes of cargo per year, which will be expanded to 400 million tonnes of cargo per year.


14. The largest man-made Forest

Tram Forest Park Changa Manga - panoramio

Changa Manga is the largest man-made forest in the world. The total area of the forest is 12,423 acres and many different species are planted in it. It was planted in 1866 and known as the oldest hand-planted forest in the world.


15. Ranked 4th in Freelancing

Ranked 4th in Freelancing

The freelancing market is rising rapidly. Oxford Internet Institute (OII) ranked Pakistan 4th in their Online Labor Index report published in 2017. Pakistani freelancing exports made $1 billion in the year 2017.


16. World's first greenfield Airport

New Islamabad International Airport

The new Islamabad airport is the first greenfield airport in the world which became fully operational in May 2018. It is also the only airport in Pakistan, which has the capability to handle the Airbus A380. It can serve 15 million passengers every year.


17. World's Highest Border Crossing

Pakistan China Border at khunjerab Pass

With a total elevation of 4880 meters, the Khunjerab Pass is the world's highest paved border crossing. Khunjerab Pass is located between Pakistan and China Border region. It is the only border crossing that connects the two countries with each other. Pakistan also set a world record by establishing the highest ATM in the world by HBL bank.


18. World's Highest Paved Road

Karakoram highway, Hunza Valley

The Karakoram Highway was first constructed in 1979 by China and Pakistan to connect with each other. Karakoram Highway is the world's highest paved road passing from an elevation of 4,714 meters. It is often called the 8th wonder of the World. The total length of Karakoram highway is 1300 km


19. World's Largest Earth filled Dam

Tarbela Dam during the 2010 floods

Tarbela Dam was constructed in 1976 on the Indus river. It is the largest earth-filled dam in the world with a total surface area of 250 km2. The height of the dam is 143 meters from the river bed. The total construction cost of the dam was $1.497 billion.


20. 2nd Largest Salt mine in the World

SaltMosque

The 2nd largest salt mine known as Khewra Salt mine is also located in Pakistan in district Jhelum. It was first discovered by Alexander's troops in 320 BC. The total reserves of the mine are estimated from 80 million tons to 600 million tons and it is producing 350,000 tons per annum.

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