Pakistan is one of the world’s most populated countries. It is plenty of great Geography and History. It has a Hindu Kush hill horizon in its east and the Thar Desert. Much of this country stretches through the gorgeous and historical Indus River. Apart from that, Pakistan is famous for being the home to the world’s top artists and poets.
If you have an interest in China, you will be glad to hear that Pakistan is its neighbor. This country is also bordered by four countries which include India, China, Iran, and Afghanistan. In case you are planning to travel to Pakistan soon, here are some interesting facts that you should know as you plan your trip.
Home to the world’s oldest mine
This might be new to you but it is a fact. The world’s oldest salt mine is found in Pakistan. The salt mine is located in Khewra and it is called Khewra Salt Mine. The salt mine occupies748 feet deep and a 110 square kilometer area. The government of Pakistan has done everything to ensure that the big space does not collapse in on itself. Therefore, they only mine 50% of the salt that they find. The remaining part acts as support pillars that back up this mine.
It has the largest man-made forest
Do you have a man-made forest in your country? If you don’t, you might be interested in visiting Pakistan. It has the world’s largest man-made forest. This forest was founded in 1866. It covers 5,027 hectares. There is also a wildlife preserve in this forest and that makes it a good place to visit for anyone who wishes to get away from the daily busy life.
Youngest winner of Nobel Prize
Pakistan is home to the youngest winner of the Nobel Prize. Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani and social activist in matters of female education. She became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate in 2014. Malala is famous for supporting women’s education in Native Swat Valley, which is in the northwest of Pakistan. Apart from her, Pakistan has two other citizens who have won the Nobel Prize.
Pakistan is home to one of the world’s largest deserts, Thar Desert. The desert is situated in the northwestern area of the Indian subcontinent. This desert covers about 200,000-kilometer square. The Thar Desert creates a natural boundary between Pakistan and India. It is ranked 17th biggest desert in the world. It is also ranked 9th largest subtropical desert.
It has a fertile desert
Pakistan is the only country in the world that has a fertile desert. Tharparkar Desert is a fertile desert that is part of the Thar Desert. If you want to see what it is like for a desert to be fertile, Tharparkar Desert is your number one choice.
Pakistan is a country that has a rich history. There are so many things that you already don’t know about Pakistan. However, terrorism keeps taking this country back. Be careful when in Pakistan.