Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947, from the partition of British India. Though a young country by some standards, Pakistan is an ancient land with a diverse culture and spectacular history.
Facts about Pakistan
- 320,828 square miles
- 168 million
- Federal Republic
- Green with a vertical white band (symbolizing the role of religious minorities) on the hoist side. A large white crescent and star are centered in the green field. The crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam.