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Happy Independence Day Pakistan!

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Pakistan's Independence Day is coming up on August 12th and is celebrating their 70th Independence Day this year. Here are 10 fun facts about Pakistan!

1.Pakistan previously held the world record for the world’s tallest cake. Pakistan held this record from 1997-2008 and the cake was 105ft high!

2.Over 50% of the world’s footballs (soccer balls) are produced in Pakistan!Produced in Sialkot which is a city famous for producing sport’s equipment. Sialkot has over 100 firms that produce 40-60 million footballs a year.

3.Pakistan has the largest irrigation system in the world! It supplies water to 14.4 million hectares of land.

4.Field hockey is the national sport of Pakistan. They have won three gold medals in the Olympic games and won the Hockey World Cup four times!

5.You can’t live with a girl in Pakistan. You must be married in order to live with another girl.

6.The name Pakistan stand for ‘Land of the Pure’ in Persian. Pak stands for ‘pure’ and stan stands for ‘land’.

7.Pakistan is also an acronym. P-Punjab, A-Afghania, K-Kashmir, and stan from the suffix of Baluchistan. The ‘I’ was added to help pronunciation.

8.Pakistan is the 3rd largest English speaking country in the world. Surprising, right? There’s approximately 95 million English speakers in Pakistan.

9.Pakistan is a day older than India. Pakistan became independent on August 14, 1947 and India became independent on August 15, 1947.

10.Pakistan’s literacy rate increased by 250% from 2010-2015. This is the largest increase any country has ever seen.

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