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Basic data
Land area: 796,095 sq km

Population: 145.96m (June 2002 estimate)

Main towns: Population in millions, June 2002

Karachi 9.9
Lahore 5.5
Faisalabad 2.2

Climate: Subtropical, cold in highlands

Weather in Karachi: Hottest month, June, 28-34 C (average daily minimum and maximum); coldest month, January, 13-25 C; driest month, October, 1 mm average monthly rainfall; wettest month, July, 81 mm average rainfall

Languages: English is the official language; Urdu is the national language

Measures: Imperial system, changing to metric. Local measures include:

Currency: Rupee=100 paisa. Average 2001 exchange rate: PRs61.93:US$1. Exchange rate on July 19th 2002: PRs59.50:US$1

Time: Six hours ahead of GMT in the summer; four hours ahead of GMT in the winter

Pakistan Basic Electricity Data
Total Installed Capacity 17726 MW
Total Hydro Power 5010 MW
Small Hydro Power 108 MW
Conventional Thermal Power 12250 MW
Renewable Energy  
Nuclear Energy 460 MW

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