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The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh.

Map of Pakistan
A nice clear map of Pakistan from the CIA World FactBook.

Geography and Map of Pakistan
A political map, comprehensive data, and flag from the CIA World FactBook.

Blank Outline Map of Pakistan
A free blank outline map of Pakistan to print out for educational, school, or classroom use.

How Pakistan Got Its Name
An informative article about the development of the name for Pakistan.

Geography of Pakistan
A geographic overview of Pakistan from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Merriam-Webster Map of Pakistan
A clear and detailed Pakistan map along with basic geographic facts from Merriam-Webster. The map includes many cities and major physical features.

Pakistan Maps
A nice collection of large detailed maps of Pakistan from the PCL Map Collection.

Pakistan: History, Geography, Government, and Culture
Great data and historical information from Infoplease.com.

Background Notes - Pakistan
A great profile, including political history, from the U.S. State Department.

A Country Study: Pakistan
Comprehensive book-length information from the Library of Congress. Published in 1995.

Flags of the World - Pakistan
he flag of Pakistan and everything you ever wanted to know about the flag.

Government of Pakistan
The official government site for Pakistan. This site provides statistical and other valuable information.

Geography of Pakistan
Geography of Pakistan: Read this article to learn about the Middle Eastern Country of Pakistan. Learn about Pakistan's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

Geography of Pakistan's Provinces and Capital Territory
Geography of Pakistan's Provinces and Territory: Read this article to learn brief facts about the four provinces and one capital territory of Pakistan from Geography at About.com.

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