Pakistan is actually known as the “Islamic Republic of Pakistan.” The language is Urdu. There is also Balochi, Pashto, Persian , Punjabi Sindhi and Siraiki spoken. The majority of people are Sunni and Shiite Muslims with some Christians and Hindus. The currency is the Rupee. Pakistan split from India in 1947. Pakistan is the sixth most populated country in the world. There are several hundred languages spoken in Pakistan. Buddha was from Lumbini, Nepal. You can find the wettest place in the world in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya India. India has the largest film industry in the world. They made 877 movies in 2003. Bangladesh has the largest coastal mangrove forest in the world. It is offensive to touch things with your feet in Nepal.
Pakistan is the worlds 43rd most corrupted country and most of it’s rulers were military dictators. It had the first woman leader of a Muslim country in history. Pakistan has several religious ceremonies including Eid-al Fitr, Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi and Ashoura and Eid-ul-Adha. It is one of the 29 countries to get Dunkin Doughnuts! When couples get married in Pakistan the bridegroom wears garlands of money given by his relatives. Believe it or not Pakistan’s national sport is hockey! Did you realize 80% of the worlds soccer balls are made in Pakistan? There is a highway in Pakistan that is the eight wonder of the world. Worlds largest deep sea port is located in Gwader. The second largest salt mine can be found in Khewra Mines. The Thar desert is one of the largest in the world.
Pakistan is rich in smart people. It has the 7th largest collection of scientists and engineers in the world. There is a place called Lalazar that claims to be the most beautiful place on earth! Pakistan has some rather ugly ways of improving the stock market. They will actually sacrifice goats! If you are traveling into Pakistan they do not allow alcoholic beverages. However, you can have up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars. While traveling Pakistan you could come across its mountain pass between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is called the Khyber pass and is 26 miles long. It has been used for centuries by travelers and invaders. Apparently, you have to watch what you drink in Pakistan too. There were 27 people who died from alcohol poisoning. It certainly gives down the hatch a whole new meaning.