EUROPA - Development: EU Relations with Pakistan in Pakistan Directory
EU provides a country overview, country strategy, priorities for co-operation, major development projects and financial data. With about 160 million inhabitants, Pakistan is the second largest Islamic nation after Indonesia and ranks 7th in the world on the population scale. Pakistan emerged on the world map as an independent sovereign state in August 1947, as a result of the division of the British Indian Empire. With a land area of 796,095 sq. km. [including FATA - Federal Administered Tribal Areas - and FANA - Federal Administered Northern Areas], its population stands at nearly 165 million, according to 2006 estimation. Historically, this is one of the most ancient lands known to man. Modern Pakistanis are a blend of their Harappan, Indo-Aryan, Indo-Iranian, Saka, Parthian, Kushan, White Hun, Afghan, Arab, Turkic, and Mughal heritage. Waves of invaders and migrants settled down in Pakistan through out the centuries, influencing the locals and being absorbed among them. Thus the region encompassed by modern-day Pakistan is home to the oldest Asian civlization (and one of the oldest in the world after Mesopotamia and Egypt), Indus Valley Civilization (2500 BC - 1500 BC). The modern state of Pakistan was established on 14 August 1947, but the region it encompasses has an extensive history that overlaps with the histories of Ancient India, Iran and Afghanistan. The region was a crossroads of historic trade routes, including the Silk Road, and was settled over thousands of years by many groups; the region is often referred to as a museum of races.
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