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Islamabad
federal republic
803940 km2
172800048 (July 2008 est.) / 214/km2
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$ 2600 (2007 est.)
0.551 (2005)
Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski and other 8%
Muslim 95% (Sunni 75%, Shi'a 20%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 5%
mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north
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