The Geography of Pakistan

Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north Area: Approx. twice the size of California total: 307,373 sq. miles (796,095 sq. km) land: 297,636 sq. miles (770,875 sq. km) water: 9,737 sq. miles (25,220 sq. km) Borders: Afghanistan, China, India, Iran Climate: Mostly hot, dry desert, temperate in northwest, and arctic in north Terrain: Northern highlands, the Indus River plain in the center and east, and the Balochistan Plateau in the south and west Elevation Extremes: lowest Arabian Sea at exactly sea level point: highest K2 (Mt. Godwin-Austen) (28,251 feet) point: (8,611 m) above sea level Natural Hazards: Earthquake and flooding

Source: www.cia.gov 2017


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