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Pakistan Disaster Profile

UNDP Human Development Index Ranking - 127/162

General information

Text source: National Geographic Atlas of the World, Seventh Edition, 1999

Area: 796,095 sq km 
Population: 135.28 million
Capital: Islamabad
Religion: 95% Muslims, 5% others
Language: Urdu (National Language), English (Official)
Literacy: 28%
GDP per capita: $ 460


Ind: Textiles, cement, fertilizer, steel, sugar, electric goods, ship-building
Agr: Major crops are cotton, wheat, rice, and sugarcane
Exp: Cotton, textile goods, rice, leather items, carpets, sports goods, fruits, handicrafts, seafood (fisheries) 

Natural Disasters

Disaster Date Killed
Earthquake 31-May-1935 60,000
Windstorm 15-Dec-1965 10,000
Earthquake 28-Dec-1974 4,700
Earthquake 27-Nov-1945 4,000
Flood 1950 2,900
Flood Sep-1992 1,334
Flood 3-Mar-1998 1,000
Flood Jun-1977 848
Windstorm 14-Nov-1993 609
Extreme Temperature 11-Jun-1991 523


Disaster Date Affected
Flood Sep-1992 12,324,024
Flood 9-Aug-1992 6,184,418
Flood 2-Aug-1976 5,566,000
Flood Aug-1973 4,800,000
Flood Jul-1978 2,246,000
Drought Mar-2000 2,200,000
Flood 22-Jul-1995 1,255,000
Flood 24-Aug-1996 1,186,131
Flood Jun-1997 1,022,000
Flood Aug-1988 1,000,000
Data source: Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)