Pakistan: Geography#

LocationSouthern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north
Geographic Coordinates30 00 N, 70 00 E 30.0,70.0
Area total: 796,095 sq km
land: 770,875 sq km
water: 25,220 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 796095
DBpedia: 796095
Geoname: 803940
Infoplease: 803940
Britannica: 881889
Wolfram: 796095

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Land boundariestotal: 6,774 km
border countries: Afghanistan 2,430 km, China 523 km, India 2,912 km, Iran 909 km
Coastline1,046 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: K2 (Mt. Godwin-Austen) 8,611 m
Highest Mountains K2 8612 m; Nanga Parbat 8125 m; Gasherbrum 8068 m; Broad Peak 8047 m; Gasherbrum II 8035 m
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Important Mountains
Terrainflat Indus plain in east; mountains in north and northwest; Balochistan plateau in west
Natural Hazardsfrequent earthquakes, occasionally severe especially in north and west; flooding along the Indus after heavy rains (July and August)
Natural Resourceland, extensive natural gas reserves, limited petroleum, poor quality coal, iron ore, copper, salt, limestone
Land Usearable land: 26.02%
permanent crops: 1.05%
other: 72.93% (2011)
Climatemostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north
Irrigated Land199,900 sq km (2008)
Renewable Water Resources246.8 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueswater pollution from raw sewage, industrial wastes, and agricultural runoff; limited natural freshwater resources; most of the population does not have access to potable water; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Marine Life Conservation
Large CitiesKarachi; Lahore; Faisalabad; Rawalpindi; Multan
Important Cities
Geography-notecontrols Khyber Pass and Bolan Pass, traditional invasion routes between Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent
Important Lakes