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Originally Answered: What are some of the interesting facts about Pakistan?
Here are some of the interesting facts about Pakistan,
1). Pakistan means ‘Land of the Pure’.
2). Pakistan is the only Muslim country that came to being based on religion instead of ethnicity.
3). Pakistan came to being on 14th August 1947 which was 27th of Ramadan. Only Muslims know the importance of this day.
4). Tarbela dam in Pakistan is largest earth filled dam in the world and also largest by structural volume.
5). Tharparkar desert in Pakistan is the only fertile desert in the world.
6). Changa manga forest is the largest man made forest in the world.
7). Pakistan has world largest ambulance network.
8). Khewra salt mine is 2nd largest salt mine in the world and one of the oldest salt mine in the world. It was discovered by the troops of Alexander of Macedon.
9). Gwadar is world’s largest deep sea port in the world.
10). Pakistan is home to one of the world’s oldest civilization known as Indus and is home to many archaeological sites.
11). Pakistan is home to world’s largest irrigation system and irrigates more land area than of Russia.
12). Biafo glacier is world’s longest glacial system outside the polar regions
13). Pakistan is located in South Asia and is on junction of West Asia, Central Asia and East Asia.
14). K2 is world’s second highest mountain in the world.
15). Pakistan has a big and diverse population , below are the ethnic groups of Pakistan, please add more, any group if I didn’t mention is unintentional.
– North: Wakhi, Shinaki, Dards, Burusho, and Baltis;
– South: Muhajirs and Makrani;
– East: Kashmiris, Punjabis, Seraikis, Sindhis, and Potwaris;
– West: Pashtuns, Hazaras, Kalash, and Baloch.
16). Katpana desert is the world’s highest cold desert.
17). Pakistan is home to world highest polo ground known as Shandur Top (often known as Roof of the world).
18). Pakistan has world’s highest ATM.
19). Pakistan is the first Muslim world to become nuclear power.
20). Pakistan has world’s highest paved international road (Korakoram).
Hope I have summed up most of it I think. Do let me know if I have missed any. Stay Blessed.
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