Flag of Pakistan

Flag of Pakistan

At first glance, the flag of Pakistan suggests that Pakistan is a Muslim state. A rectangular leaf carries two traditional symbols of Islam on a green background - a white crescent and five-pointed star, where the crescent indicates progress and the star stands for knowledge and light. The white stripe on the left side of the flag is supposed to represent Pakistani minorities (Hindus, Christians, and Buddhists), and thus indirectly expresses religious tolerance in the country. White, together with the green color, also marks peace and prosperity. The flag was inspired by the flag of All-India Muslim League, which pushed for the division of British India into two separate states in 1947 - Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes PK, PAK (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Capital city Islamabad
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 218 741 520 (2020)
Total area 907 132 km2
Highest point K2 (8 611 m, 28 251 ft)
Lowest point Arabian Sea
GDP per capita $ 1 482 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Pakistani rupee (₨, PKR)
Calling code +92
Internet TLD .pk

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