Welcome to Pakistan Geographic. Pakistan is a geographic and cultural wonderland. Situated at the cross-roads in Asia geographically Pakistan enjoys a very unique landscape, in the north-west it hosts world’s most magnificent mountain ranges of Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindukush, boosting 5 of total 14 in the world, 8000+ meter magnificent peaks, including K-2 - the World’s 2nd highest-. Among these mountains masses are also found the greatest concentration of ice-glaciers, including world 2nd longest Siachen glacier. These glaciers are finally melting down into the famous Indus river system.
Below the tree-line the foot-hills are home to lush green natural forests and pastures. On the contrast the central and southern parts of the country are dominated by arid plains and deserts, including the great Thar desert, extending up to Arabian Sea with a cost-line of more then 1200 KM . This huge altitudinal and latitudinal variation give rise to more than 20,000 plants and animal species.
Home to 180+ Million vibrant people, the history of the area goes back to stone-age and archaeological finds suggests that culture existed since 7000 BC. Nevertheless the huge population base and long civilization history has given rise to very rich, complex and unique arts, cultures and traditions.