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Country Resource - Pakistan

Pakistan

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  • Population....................................................................... 238,181,034 (July 2021 est.)
  • Population growth rate ............................................................. 1.99% (2021 est.)
  • Birth rate....................................................... 26.95 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Death rate..................................................... 6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Net migration rate.................................. -0.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Ethnic groups...................... Punjabi 44.7%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.4%, Sindhi 14.1%, Saraiki 8.4%, Muhajirs 7.6%, Balochi 3.6%, other 6.3%

Population note: provisional results of Pakistan's 2017 national census estimate the country's total population to be 207,774,000

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