Pakistan, populous and multiethnic country of South Asia. Pakistan has historically and culturally been associated with its neighbors’ Iran, Afghanistan, and India. It is officially called the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It has a long coastline along the Arabian Sea in the south. Pakistan has the fifth largest population (207.77 million) in the world.
Pakistan contains a section of the ancient Silk Road and the Khyber Pass, the famous passageway that has brought outside influences into the otherwise isolated subcontinent. Pakistan is officially a federal republic, but during a long period in its history it changed to a democratic state and a military dictatorship.
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