Here are 10 interesting facts about Pakistan you may not know
Following are the top 10 facts.
Pakistan is a beautiful country located in South Asia. Home to 108 peaks above 7,000 meters, including K2, the south Asian country’s mountain scenery is stunning.
Here are ten surprising facts about Pakistan:
10. Polo Ground
Shandur Pass is located in Chitral District and Ghizer District, Balawaristan, North Pakistan, is home to the world’s highest Polo ground at 3,700 meters. Since 1936, the traditional polo festival is being held on Shandur Top.
9. Irrigation System
According to the United Nations, Pakistan has the world’s most extensive contiguous irrigation system.
8. Hand-sewn Footballs
Pakistan is the world’s largest producer of hand-sewn footballs. Local factories located in Sialkot produce 40-60 million footballs a year, about 50-70% of the world’s total production. The football production industry has more than 200 factories.
7. Highest paved international road
Pakistan has the highest concrete international road – The Karakoram Highway. The 800-mile highway connects Pakistan to western China and reaches a maximum height of 15,300 feet.
6. Largest Mountain
Located in Pakistan, K2 is the second largest mountain in the world, standing at 8,611 meters, or 28,251 feet. It is located on the China–Pakistan border, a region of northern Pakistan.
5. Largest Forest
The once world’s largest human-made forest is in Pakistan – the Changa Manga forest (12,423 acres in area). It is named after two brother dacoits. The forest was initially planted in 1866 by British foresters.
4. Khewra Salt Mine
The ‘Khewra Salt Mine’ in Pakistan is the second-largest and oldest salt mine in the world. It is a major tourist attraction, every year, up to 250,000 people visit the mine.
3. Largest Ambulance Network
Pakistan has the world’s largest ambulance network known as Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation. In 1997, the foundation entered the Guinness World Records as the “largest volunteer ambulance organization.”
2. Singing National Anthem
In 2012, Guinness World Records declared Pakistan the world record holder for the most people singing a national anthem simultaneously. Previously the record was held by India.
1. Largest Armed Force
Pakistan has the 10th-largest armed force globally, with more than 617,000 officers serving in its army. The UN peacekeeping missions are supported mostly by the Pakistani army.
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