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Facts About Pakistan That Will Blow Your Mind

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    10 Facts About Pakistan That Will Blow Your Mind

    You may have heard about Pakistan in relation to ‘Brazuca’ – the official football that was made in Pakistan for the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Or you may have heard some unfortunate news about Pakistan via the various media channels. We’ve gathered 10 facts about Pakistan which you do not see every day on traditional media. These facts will blow your mind and may even change your perspective of the country.

    We’ve also written 10 facts about the United States, as part of a series on the worlds countries.

    1- Highest Mountain Ranges In The World
    Pakistan is home to some of the world’s highest mountain ranges. They include the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush range, in which four mountains out of the fourteen highest peaks in the world are located. K-2, the world’s second highest peak, is also located in Pakistan.

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    2- Largest Deep Sea Port in the World
    Gwadar port is the largest deep sea port in the world, located at the South Western Arabian Sea, along the coast line of Balochistan, Pakistan. This port is considered a lifeline in the region’s economy. Pakistan has agreed on a collaboration with China to turn Gwadar into a full scale commercial port.

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    3- Highest paved International Road
    Did you know that the “Eighth Wonder of the World” is located in Pakistan? Karakoram Highway has been constructed at a height of 15,397 ft between China and Pakistan. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region.

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    4- Second Largest Salt Mine in the World

    Khewara Salt Mines are the world’s second largest, and Pakistan’s oldest salt mines. It was discovered by Alexander the Great’s troops in 320 B.C. So that’s a long long time ago.

    The salt mines are the largest source of salt in the world, producing 350,000 tons of salt per year. The salt mine reserves are estimated to be about 600 million tons, so don’t worry, there’s plenty more salt to be mined.

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    5- One of the Largest Deserts In The World

    The Thar desert is located on the border between Pakistan and India. It’s the world’s ninth largest sub-tropical desert. This desert is about 10,000 years old and was once a water source for the Indus Valley Civilization.

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    6- Highest Polo Field in the World

    Shandur Top is located in Gilgit, Pakistan and called “Roof of the World”, because it’s elevated at a height of 12,200 ft. Every year a polo match is played between Gilgit and Chitral teams. People from all around the world come to watch this match, at the highest polo field in the world.

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    7- Largest Irrigation System in The world
    The world’s largest irrigation network is present in Pakistan. It serves 14.4 million hectares of cultivated land. The irrigation system is fed by water from the Indus River. The main features of the system are its three major storage reservoirs, namely, Tarbela and Chashma on the River Indus and Mangla on the River Jhelum; 19 barrages; 12 inter-river link canals and 43 independent irrigation canals with a total length of the main canals at 58,500 km.

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    8- Largest Ambulance Network in the World
    Edhi Foundation is the world’s largest non-profit social welfare organization. This organization provides 24-hour emergency services, medical & healthcare services and shelter for orphans. Abdul Sattar Edhi started the service from a single room and now it has over 300 centers all over Pakistan. It has branches in other countries such as the UK, the US, Canada, Japan and China.

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    9- First Islamic Country To Attain Nuclear Power
    Pakistan became the first Islamic country to become a nuclear power on 28th May 1998. The country ensured a defence against possible threats from outside the country.

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    10- More than 50% of the Worlds Footballs are made in Pakistan
    Sialkot is a city famous for making sports equipment. Hand-stitched footballs are a trademark of the city. Around 60 milion hand-stitched footballs are produced by small firms in Sialkot, Pakistan. In 2014, 42 million official ‘Brazuca’ footballs were exported to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup. Even NASA tested the football and declared it the best football ever made.

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    The world’s largest manmade forest

    Changa Manga is one of the largest man-planned and man-grown forests in the world. It covers the area of approximately 12,000 acres.

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    Asia’s largest bird sanctuary and the place where time stops

    Pakistan has Hunza Valley, where time stops and fairies tread. The valley mostly remains covered under snow in winter, but when it melts, the sensuous hilly contour and the luxurious vegetation become a magnet to all and sundry.

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    Exceptional infrastructure

    About 25% of Pakistan’s total land area is under cultivation and is watered by the largest irrigation system in the world. Pakistan irrigates three times more acres than Russia.

    Tarbela Dam on the Indus River in Pakistan is the largest earth filled dam in the world and second largest by structural volume.

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    Very informative nice share mate
     
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    Miraculous, breath-taking beauty

    Aansu Lake, shaped like a tear drop, is at a height of 16,490 feet in Kaghan Valley.

    The rooftop of the world, Trango Towers, the tallest vertical mountain in the world, Gilgit-Baltistan, along with four of the 10 highest peaks of the planet, make Pakistan the ‘rooftop of the world’.

    Biafo glacier is the world’s longest glacial system outside the polar regions and that too is in Pakistan.

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    Fourth smartest people in the world

    According to a poll organised by the Institute of European Business Administration, from 125 countries, Pakistanis have been ranked the fourth most intelligent people across the globe. Pakistan has the seventh largest collection of scientists and engineers.

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    The world’s seventh largest standing force

    Pakistani armed forces are internationally ranked as the seventh largest in the world, with the man power of 642,000. Pakistan provides the largest number of troops to serve the UN peacekeeping missions.

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    The world’s 26th largest economy

    It is a nuclear power and it has one of the strongest world armies. It ranks 26th in the largest economies of the world and has the second best performing stock exchange.

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    Nice pics. But terrible choice of title.
     
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    Youngest Civil Judge in the World belongs to Pakistan

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    Pakistan’s Muhammad Ilyas passed the examination enabling him to become a Civil Judge in July 1952 at the age of 20 years 9 months, although formalities such as medicals meant that it was not until eight months later that he started work as a Civil Judge in Lahore, Pakistan.

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    Pakistan has the largest deep sea port of the world, Gwadar Port.


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    Gwadar Port is the world’s largest deep sea port of the world which is a warm-water port. It is located in Arabian Sea. It has very much importance for Pakistan as its neighbor country India is raising questions on this port and the mutual cooperation between Pakistan and China especially in Gwadar region. The featured image of Gwadar can be seen at the back of old five rupee currency note of Pakistan.

    Pakistan has the number 1 ranked national anthem tune among the top three tunes of the whole world.


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    The national anthem of any country plays a vital role to unite and motivate the people. The tune, words and the music have huge importance in the anthems. In the ranking of national anthems, Pakistani anthem is the best among the top three of the world as the other two countries are Germany and Russia. It encourages and inspires the people and unites them to do something special for the country. The poetry of this anthem is not only in Urdu but also it includes words from the other local languages Pashtu, Punjabi, Baluchi, Arabic, Persian and many others.

    Pakistan has the biggest glaciers of the world.


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    The worlds most beautiful and attractive mountain scenes can be seen in the north of Pakistan. You just forget the Himalayas of Nepal, someone is looking for the best mountain beauty and the northern areas of Pakistan are the best places to visit and to enjoy the scenes of nature. The world’s biggest glaciers are located in the extreme northeastern part of the Pakistan and the amazing fact is that it has the permanent mass of snow through the whole year.
     
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    Nice, its beautiful. Will visit Pakistan definitely someday, if i get a chance.
     
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    Funny how #7 uses a photograph not from Pakistan, and that of sprinklers, not canals. :D