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How much do you know about Pakistan? Take this quiz.

A Pakistani woman who sells camel milk waits with her child for customers on a roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Dec. 4. (Muhammed Muheisen/AP)

Pakistan is home to more than 180 million people, making it the sixth most populous country in the world. Situated in the Indus Valley, an area that sheltered some of the oldest civilizations, the area underwent invasions from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. Since Sept.11,2001 the US has given more than $11 billion in economic and military aid, and Pakistan has become a key ally against terrorism. But how much do you know about this country?

- Staff writer

1. When did Pakistan break from British India to become a country?

In 1947, the British granted independence to both Pakistan and India by partitioning its imperial holdings on the subcontinent roughly along religious lines – Muslims in Pakistan, Hindus in India. The partition left millions uprooted and many were killed in the ensuing riots.

In 1947, the British granted independence to both Pakistan and India by partitioning its imperial holdings on the subcontinent roughly along religious lines – Muslims in Pakistan, Hindus in India. The partition left millions uprooted and many were killed in the ensuing riots.

In 1947, the British granted independence to both Pakistan and India by partitioning its imperial holdings on the subcontinent roughly along religious lines – Muslims in Pakistan, Hindus in India. The partition left millions uprooted and many were killed in the ensuing riots.

In 1947, the British granted independence to both Pakistan and India by partitioning its imperial holdings on the subcontinent roughly along religious lines – Muslims in Pakistan, Hindus in India. The partition left millions uprooted and many were killed in the ensuing riots.

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1939

 

1947

 

1979

 
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