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Pakistan

Pakistan

Northern Pakistan and the mighty Karakoram, home to the highest number of peaks over 8,000m to be found anywhere on the planet, including K2, the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611m/28,251ft

  • Capital city: Islamabad
  • Population: 191,715,847 (2015 est.)
  • Size of country: 796,095 sq km
  • Currency: Pakistani rupee
  • Power supply: 220 volts AC, 50Hz
  • Sockets: Round three-pin and two-pin variety
  • Language: Urdu
  • Time difference: GMT +5 hours
  • Visas: British nationals require a visa to visit Pakistan which must be obtained in advance
  • Religion: Islam
  • Popular dishes: Biryani
  • Popular drinks: Chai
  • Did you know: The world's second largest mountain is in Pakistan, named K2 at 8,611m/28,250ft. The first ascent was made in 1953 by two Italians. The first British ascent was made in 1986 by Alan Rouse and Julie Tullis
  • FCDO advice: FCDO travel advice Pakistan
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