10 Amazing Facts about Pakistan That Will Surprise You

Facts about Pakistan

When Pakistan makes it to the media, it’s always in relation to something negative or unfortunate. However, there is more than meets the eye as far as this state is concerned.

Facts About Pakistan

1 The largest deep-sea port in the world is located in Pakistan. It’s called Gwadar Port.

2 It features the highest paved international road in the world: the Karakoram Highway.

3 It is home to Shandur Top (Roof of the World), the highest polo ground in the world. It stands at 12,200 feet (or 3,719 meters) tall.

4 It is home to Khewra Salt Mine, the second largest salt mine in the world, which has estimated salt reserves of up to 600 million tons. In other words, that’s equivalent to 800 trillion packets of salt.

5 It boasts the largest contiguous irrigation system in the world. The system is also the country’s biggest infrastructure enterprise, accounting for approximately 300 billion US dollars of investment.

6 In 1998, Pakistan became the first Islamic country to build and operate nuclear power plants.

7 It is the home country of Edhi Foundation, the world’s largest non-profit social welfare organization. Edhi Foundation boasts the largest ambulance network in the world.

Related: Learn about India

8 It is home to the highest mountain ranges in the world. These are the Himalayas, Karakoram, Hindu Kush, Pamir, and Tian Shan.

9 Pakistan’s national drink is sugarcane juice, known as ‘roh’ by the locals.

10 Pakistan has a higher population than Russia despite Russia being 21 times larger. This is probably because a baby is born in Pakistan every seven seconds.

11 Compared to the United States, if you were residing in Pakistan, you would be making 94% less money but spending 99% and 97% less on health care and electricity respectively.

13 Roughly half the footballs in the world are made in Pakistan. 60 million hand-stitched footballs are made here during the World Cup Year, and they are top notch. In 2014, NASA tested the Brazuca, a football manufactured in Pakistan, and declared it the best football ever made.

Related: Facts about North Korea

Video: More Interesting Facts about Pakistan

If you want to learn more, be sure to check out this video.

Related: Interesting Facts about Nepal