Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pakistan, Geography

Located in the north-western part of the South Asian subcontinent, Pakistan became a state as a result of the partition of British Indiaon 14 Aug,1947.Pakistan annexed Azad (Free) Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947-48.Initially Pakistan also included the north eastern sector of the sub-continent, where Muslims are also majority. But the country's east wing , or east Pakistan , became the Independent state of Bangladesh in Dec 1971. Pakistan occupies a position of great importance , bordered by Iran on the West, China and Afghanistan on the north, Arabian sea on the south and India on the East.It has approximately 8 lacs square kilometers of land area.
Pakistan is the land of many splendours. The scenery changes northward from coastal beaches , lagoons, and mangrove swamps in the south to sandy deserts, desolate plateaus, fertile plains, and dissected upland in the middle and high mountains with beautiful vallleys, snow-covered peaks and eternal glaciers in the north.