Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign country in South Asia. With a population exceeding 191 million people, it is the sixth most populous country and with an area covering 796,095 km2 (307, 374 sq. mi), it is the 36th largest country in the world in terms of area. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650 mi) coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest and China in the far northeast respectively. It is separated from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's narrow Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.
The economy of Pakistan is the 26th largest in the world in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP), and 38th largest in terms of nominal Gross Domestic Product. Pakistan has a population of over 200 mil-lion (the world's 6th-largest), giving it a nominal GDP per capita of $4,993, which ranks 133th in the world. However, Pakistan's undocumented economy is estimated to be 36% of its overall economy, which is not taken into consideration when calculating per capita income. Pakistan is a developing country and is one of the Next Eleven, the eleven countries that, along with the BRICs, have a potential to become one of the world's large economies in the 21st century. The economy is semi-industrialized, with centers of growth along the Indus River. Primary ex-port commodities include textiles, leather goods, sports goods, chemicals and carpets/rugs.