10 Interesting Facts about Pakistan

10 Interesting Facts about Pakistan

Pakistan is ranked as the world’s 6th most populated country. So, it is full of interesting characters and facts about it. If you are here to read interesting facts about Pakistan, then you are at the right spot to know.

10 Interesting Facts about Pakistan

Know 10 interesting facts about Pakistan you never knew before:

1) One Name, Two Languages

The name of Pakistan is taken from 2 languages. “Pak” is a Persian word which means Holy or pure, and “istan” means a place in Hindi.

If you have any country which has one name and two languages, don’t forget to tell us in the comment section.

2) Pakistan Makes Footballs

10 Interesting Facts about Pakistan

According to the Atlantic, about half of the footballs in the world are made in Sialkot, the city of Pakistan. They are hand-sewn footballs. 

3) World’s Highest Highway

The Karakoram Highway is the world’s highest highway. It connects Pakistan to China, an 800-mile-long distance. 

4) Talent of Freelancing

Pakistani freelancers earned over $1 billion from their work in 2017. But Pakistan ranked at the 4th spot in the world in providing overseas freelancers. 

5) 2nd Largest Salt Mine

The Khewra Salt Mine is the world’s second-largest salt mine. It is also the oldest salt mine in Pakistan. Over 250,000 people visit this spot every year. It proves that it is the major tourist attraction in Pakistan.

6) First Female Prime Minister

Benazir Bhutto became the first Muslim female Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988. In 1990, she lose his office and she was again elected in 1993.

7) Won Two Nobel Prize

Two Pakistanis won the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1979, Abdus Salam won the prize for physics and his contribution to electroweak unification theory. 

In 2014, Malala Yousafzai won the prize at the age of 17 for woman’s education activist. She is the youngest ever laureate.

8) Truck Art

10 Interesting Facts about Pakistan

Pakistan is famous for truck art in the world. Many artists and truck designers of Pakistan have won various awards at truck art competitions in the world.

9) World’s Largest Canal System

Pakistan has the record of the largest canal system in the world. This is three times bigger than the Russian canal network. 

10) World’s 6th Largest Mosque

10 Interesting Facts about Pakistan

Shah Faisal Mosque is the world’s sixth-largest mosque. It is the national mosque of Pakistan. However, it is the largest mosque in South Asia. It can adjust up to 100,000 worshippers.

The above was the list of interesting facts about Pakistan. I hope you enjoyed this article to knowing the top facts about Pakistan. Next time, we will tell interesting facts about another country. 

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