Pakistan

World Rank 35 4.73 Pakistan flag svg
Capital
Area
Currency
Islamabad
881,913 km 2
Pakistani rupee (PKR)

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Introduction

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a nation located in South Asia with one of the largest populations in the world and the second-largest group of Muslims. Its land area covers 881,000 square kilometers. As a result, it has a considerable density. Although the capital city is Islamabad, the largest one in the country is Karachi with almost 15 million people living there.

Economy

Being located in South Asia, Pakistani economy is the second largest after India. According to data from 2019, the value of GDP (with PPP included) is at around $1.06 trillion. Because of that, it is almost 9% of South Asia’s GDP. 

Although this value seems like a lot, we need to remember about its huge population. As a result, an average Pakistani is much poorer than in other parts of the world. With Purchasing Power Parity taken into account, it is around $4,900. 

Population

Being the second largest Muslim population in the world means that the entire population is enormous anyway. At the land of 881,000 square kilometers, there are more than 210 million people, making it the fifth most populous country worldwide. In terms of density, it is 56th with the average value of 244 Pakistanis per square kilometer.

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

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External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)