Countries Beginning with P

Pakistan

Pakistan is a state in South Asia. It borders on Iran in the southwest, Afghanistan in the west, China in the north and India in the east. With 800,000 km² Pakistan is twice the size of Germany and Switzerland combined. With over 176 million residents, it is the second largest Islamic country in the world.

  • Continent/Region: South Asia
  • Language: English, Urdu
  • Capital: Islamabad
  • Currency: Pakistani Rupee (PKR)

Panama

The Central American country Panama is best known for the Panama Canal. But Panama has more to offer: wonderful beaches, national parks and tropical rainforests. Panama is a true bird paradise and is particularly popular with bird watchers.

  • Continent/Region: North America
  • Language: Spanish
  • Capital: Panama City
  • Currency: Balboa (PAB)

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is the third largest island nation in the world in terms of area. In 2015, according to information from Wikipedia, the island state had the third highest economic growth in the world after Ethiopia and Palau with 8.97%.

  • Continent/Region: Melanesia
  • Languages: English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
  • Capital: Port Moresby
  • Currency: Kina (PGK)

Paraguay

Paraguay is a landlocked country in South America. The name of the state means “water that goes to the water”, derived from the language of the indigenous people. Until the 1960s, Paraguay was a purely agricultural country, but also a country that deals a lot with water management. Agriculture also plays a major role today. The export of soybeans and cotton is the country’s main source of income.

  • Continent/Region: South America
  • Languages: Spanish, guaraní
  • Capital: Asuncion
  • Currency: Guarani (PYG)

Peru

Peru is a state in western South America. In the past four years, the country has posted one of the highest growth rates in the Latin American context, mainly thanks to the export of gold, and many economic indicators show a positive development.

  • Continent/Region: South America
  • Languages: Spanish, Aymara
  • Capital: Lima
  • Currency: New Sol (PEN)

Philippines

The Philippines is a state and archipelago with 7,107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean and belongs to Southeast Asia. The Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world. Most children grow up bilingual. Over a million mostly young and well educated people work in call centers in the Philippines.

  • Continent/Region: Southeast Asia
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Filipino
  • Capital: Manila
  • Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)

Poland

Poland is a parliamentary republic in Central Europe. The republic is the largest state that joined the European Union in 2004. Poland was the only European country that did not experience a recession as a result of the global crisis in 2008.

  • Continent/Region: East Europe
  • Language: Polish
  • Capital: Warsaw
  • Currency: Zloty (PLN)

Portugal

The Republic of Portugal is a European state in the west of the Iberian Peninsula. The Portuguese Republic is the westernmost member state of the European Union. It joined the EU in 1986 together with Spain in the third round of enlargement. Tourism, especially bathing tourism, is an important source of income.

  • Continent/Region: South Europe
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Capital: Lisbon
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

Puerto Rico

The Free State of Puerto Rico is one of the suburbs of the United States of America. It also includes the Spanish Virgin Islands. Important agricultural products are sugar cane, bananas, coffee, pineapple, ginger and tobacco.

  • Continent/Region: Caribbean
  • Languages: English Spanish
  • Capital: San Juan
  • Currency: US dollar (USD)

Palau

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Pitcairn Islands

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