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76th Pakistan Independence Day (1947): August 14, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.114

From history.com, THIS DAY IN HISTORY August 15, 1947, India and Pakistan win independence:

“The Indian Independence Bill, which carves the independent nations of India and Pakistan out of the former Mogul Empire, comes into force at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947. The long-awaited agreement ended 200 years of British rule and was hailed by Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi as the ‘noblest act of the British nation.’”

Note: From The Express Tribune, Was Pakistan created on August 14 or 15?

From the Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook, Pakistan, Introduction, Background:

“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 and a limited conflict - in 1947-48, 1965, and 1999 respectively - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India assisted an indigenous movement reacting to the marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh.”

Key Stats

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Database (demographic data) and USA Trade Online (trade data); Central Intelligence Agency, The World Fact Book (country reference maps).

Note: Click on the image below for the full page about Pakistan.

Note: Click on the image above for the full page about Pakistan.

More Stats

Note: Click “Demographic Overview” on the left to view other reports. There are six to choose from, including “Components of Population Growth,” “Fertility,” “Mortality,” “Migration,” and “Custom Report.”

From Business and Economy  >  International Trade Data:

Note: After you create an account, you can search for imports and exports of commodities in a specified geographic area of interest such as Pakistan. More information can be found in the Quick Start Guide. USATrade® Online does not provide direct links to the data.

Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates.  

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Page Last Revised - July 21, 2023
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