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|Date of Independence:|
|14 August 1947|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|34 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|6 of 242 in the World|
Pakistan is a country in South Asia. It is bordered by India to the east, China to the north east, Afghanistan to the north and west, Iran to the south west, and the Arabian Sea to the south. It also has a maritime border with Oman. The disputed territory of Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since 1947.
The terrain of Pakistan is divided into three main regions. The northern highlands, contain three mountain ranges with some of the world’s highest preaks – the mountain K2 reaches 8,611 m (28,251 ft). In the west, the Balochistan Plateau is mountainous or desert and prone to frequent earthquakes. The Indus River plain occupies the eastern part of the country, and has large areas of very fertile soil. Crossed by several great rivers it is the location of most of the major cities of Pakistan. The land area is 796,095 square kilometres (307,374 square miles).
The country has a population of 180.4 million (2012 figures). The population is made up of 44.2% Punjabi,15.4% Pashtun, 14.1% Sindhis, 10.5% Seraikis, 7.6% Muhajirs, 3.6% Balochs and 4.7% others. In terms of religion, 84% of the population is Sunni Muslim, 10% Shia Moslem, 2.3% Ahmadi, 1.6% Hindu, 1.6% Christian and 0.8% other. The capital is Islamabad.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Pakistan.
Civil Aircraft Registrations:
Pakistan civil aircraft have used the registration sequence AP-xxx since independence in 1947. Microlights use the sequence AP-Mxxx. Pakistan military aircraft originally used the sequence AS-xxx from 1947, but have also used AQ-xxx since 1973 and Pakistan Naval aircraft have used AR-xxx since 1992.
Military Air Arms
Air Force (Pakistan Air Force)
Army Aviation (Pakistan Army Aviation)
Naval Aviation (Pakistan Naval Aviation)
Central Government Agencies
Government (Pakistan Government Transport)
Coast Guard Aviation (Pakistan Coast Guard Air Wing)
Pakistan Maritime Security Agency
Civil Aviation Authority
Local Government Agencies
Government of Sindh Aviation Unit
Government of Punjab Aviation Unit
Government of Baluchistan Aviation Unit
Government of NWFP Aviation Unit
Sindh Police Aviation Wing
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Air Unit
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – some EMS/rescue services are provided by the Army
Police – no information on national police force aviation units
To be added
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Chawinda War Memorial, Chawinda
Dir museum, Dir
Pakistan Air Force Museum, Karachi
Pakistan Army Museum, Rawalpindi
Pakistan International Airlines Planetarium, Karachi
Pakistan International Airlines Planetarium, Lahore
Pakistan Maritime Museum, Karachi
Magazines Guide for Pakistan
Pakistani Aviation Bibliography – to be added
To be added.