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Pakistan

  • C. J. Campbell
Chapter

Abstract

Pakistan, which was part of British India prior to independence in 1947, covers an area of 804,000 km 2 in the northwest of the Indian subcontinent. The fertile Indus valley, which runs through the country separates the arid hills of Baluchistan in the northwest from deserts to the southeast, while to the northeast develop the impressive mountain ranges of the Himalayan chain, rising to over 7,000 m. The country supports a population of 169 million, increasing at 2.4% a year. Some 80% of the population belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. The country is also home to a large number of refugees from neighbouring Afghanistan.

Keywords

Indian Subcontinent Carbon Capture Petroleum System East Indian Company Assassination Attempt 
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Copyright information

© Colin J. Campbell and Alexander Wöstmann 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.BallydehobIreland

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