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Geography of Pakistan
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Geography of Pakistan | | Continent | Asia | Region | Southwest Asia | Coordinates | 30°00 'N 70°00 'E | Area | Ranked 36th
880,940 km2 (340,130 sq mi)
97.13% land
2.87 % water | Borders | Total:
6,975 km (4,334.1 mi)
Afghanistan:
2,643 km (1,642.3 mi)
China:
510 km (316.9 mi)
India:
2,910 km (1,808.2 mi)
Iran:
912 km (566.7 mi) | Highest point | K2
8,616.3 m (28,269 ft) | Lowest point | Arabian Sea
0 m (0.0 ft) | Longest river | Indus River | Largest lake | Manchar Lake |
The geography of Pakistan (Urdu: جغرافیہ پاکِستان‎) is a profound blend of landscapes varying from plains to deserts, forests, hills, and plateaus ranging from the coastal areas of the Arabian Sea in the south to the mountains of the Karakoram range in the north. Pakistan geologically overlaps both with the Indian and the Eurasiantectonic plates where its Sindh and Punjab provinces lie on the north-western corner of the Indian plate while Balochistan and most of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwalie within the Eurasian plate which mainly comprises the Iranian plateau, some parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. The Northern Areas and Azad Kashmirlie mainly in Central Asia along the edge of the Indian plate and hence are prone to violent earthquakes where the two tectonic plates collide.
Pakistan is bordered by Afghanistan to the north-west and Iran to the west while thePeople 's Republic of China borders the country in the north and India to the east. The nation is geopolitically placed within some of the most controversial regional boundaries which share disputes and have many-a-times escalated military tensions between the nations, e.g., that of Kashmir with India and the Durand Linewith Afghanistan. Its western borders include the Khyber Pass and Bolan Pass that have served as traditional migration routes between Central Eurasia and South Asia.



References: Main article: Climate of Pakistan Dust storm over Pakistan and surrounding countries, April 7, 2005

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