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15 May '16


Posted by Priyanka S in Islamic World

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia and the Greater Middle East. It has a 1046 kilometer coastline along the Arabian Sea in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and the People's Republic of China in the far northeast. Pakistan's estimated population as of April 2006 was 165,803,560. This places Pakistan as the sixth country with the largest population.

Pakistan - Facts and Figures

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and is the second most populous Muslim country.[3] Its territory was a part of pre-partition British India, and has a long history of settlement and civilisation including the Indus Valley Civilisation. Most of it was conquered in the 1st millennium BCE by Persians and Greeks. Later arrivals include the Arabs, Afghans, Turks, and Mongols. The territory was incorporated into the British Raj in the nineteenth century. Since its independence, the country has experienced both periods of significant military and economic growth, and periods of instability, with the secession of East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh). Pakistan is a declared nuclear weapons state.

Pakistan has four provinces:

  • Balochistan
  • North-West Frontier Province (NWFP)
  • Punjab
  • Sindh


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15 May '16


Posted by Priyanka S in Islamic World

Morocco lies across the Strait of Gibraltar on the Mediterranean from the north and the Atlantic Ocean from the northwest. It is bordered by Algeria to the east and Mauritania from the south and is famous for the Atlas Mountains, which run northeastwards from the south to near Algeria.

Morocco - Facts and Figures

  • Official name is Kingdom of Morocco.
  • Morocco’s terrain is diverse. The northern coast and interior are mountainous, large areas of which border plateaus. The coastal plains near the Atlantic Ocean are rich and fertile.
  • Climate is Mediterranean becoming more extreme as you move inland.
  • Morocco’s land borders total 2,017 in length while its coastline is 1,825 kilometers.
  • Area: 446,550 sq km, of which 446,300 sq km is land and 250 sq km sis water.
  • Berbers have been natives of Morocco for centuries before the Arabs brought Islam at the end of the seventh century. Achieved independence from France in 1956.
  • Population of Morocco is almost 33.5 million, with Arab-Berbers accounting for 99.1%.
  • The official language is Arabic. Also spoken are the Berber dialects and French in business, government and diplomacy.
  • Muslims make up 99% of the population while the rest are Christians.
  • Capital is Rabat. Other large cities are Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech.
  • Major exports are clothing, fish, inorganic chemicals, transistors, crude minerals, fertilizers, petroleum products, fruits and vegetables.
  • The local currency is the dirham.
  • Agricultural products are barley, wheat, citrus, wine, vegetables, olives and livestock.
  • Major trading partners include France, Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, United States, Germany, Russia, Saudi Arabia and China.
  • Government is a constitutional monarchy.


    15 May '16


    Posted by Priyanka S in Islamic World

    Malaysia or “The Federation of Malaysia” is located in Southeast Asia. Malaysia is divided into two geographical regions, which are divided by the South China Sea. The first region is called West Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Malay Peninsula). This region shares a land frontier on the north with Thailand and is connected by a causeway and a bridge on the south with the island state of Singapore. The other region, East Malaysia, is bordered to the south by Indonesia and borders the Sultanate of Brunei on the east, south, and west.

    Malaysia - Facts and Figures

    • Located in Southeast Asia
    • Consists of the Malaysian Peninsula and the States of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo
    • Malaysia's coastline is 4,800 km long
    • Malaysia has over two hundred islands.
    • Area:
    • Malaysia's population is about 24 million (50% Malays, 38% Chinese, 11% Indians)
    • Official Language is Bahasa Melayu. Chinese dialects and Tamil are spoken by the respective ethnic groups. English is the official language when conducting business.
    • Religion: Muslims are in the majority with religions of other cultures represented by Buddhists, Taoists, Confucianists, Hindus, Sikhs and some Christians.
    • Capital city is Kuala Lumpur
    • Other cities: Ampang Jaya, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Klang
    • More than two-thirds of the country is covered by jungles
    • Malaysia is the world's largest rubber producer
    • Malaysia's climate is hot and humid - cooler in the highlands.
    • The local currency is Ringgit Malaysia (RM)


      15 May '16

      Islamic World and The Middle East

      Posted by Priyanka S in Islamic World

      The Islamic world consists of countries in the Middle East, the Pacific Rim, on the gates of Europe and other parts of the world.

      Although Islam provides Muslims of the world the foundation of common Islamic beliefs, respective cultures of those countries do vary considerably.

      This page provides information about various Islamic countries. More information about various countries and each of the countries' cultures is also provided.



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                  Afghanistan                                      Egypt                                        Jordan

                       Oman                                         Palestine                                      Qatar

                 Saudi Arabia                                    Somalia                                        Syria

                      Turkey                                            U.A.E                                         Yemen

                     Lebanon                                          Libya


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