Coordinates: 33°43′N 73°04′E / 33.717°N 73.067°E / 33.717; 73.067
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اسلام آباد
Clockwise from left: Pakistan Monument, Blue Area is the commercial centre of the city, National Assembly of Pakistan, Faisal Mosque, Margalla Hills National Park
Islamabad is located in Pakistan
Location within Pakistan
Islamabad is located in Asia
Islamabad (Asia)
Islamabad is located in Earth
Islamabad (Earth)
Coordinates: 33°43′N 73°04′E / 33.717°N 73.067°E / 33.717; 73.067
Country Pakistan
TerritoryIslamabad Capital Territory
 • TypeParliamentary democratic republic
 • Governing bodyIslamabad Metropolitan Corporation and Capital Development Authority (CDA)
 • Chief CommissionerAftab Akbar Durrani
 • Deputy CommissionerCapt(r) Mushtaq Ahmed
 • Capital city906.5 km2 (350.0 sq mi)
 • Land897.7 km2 (346.6 sq mi)
 • Water8.8 km2 (3.4 sq mi)  0.97%
 • Urban
220.15 km2 (85.00 sq mi)
 • Rural
466.20 km2 (180.00 sq mi)
 • Parks220.15 km2 (85.00 sq mi)
Highest elevation
620 m (2,000 ft)
Lowest elevation
490 m (1,610 ft)
 (2017 Census)[2]
 • Capital city1,014,825
 • Density2,089/km2 (5,410/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density4,609/km2 (11,940/sq mi)
 • Rural
 • Metro
4 million
DemonymIslamabadi or Islamabadis
Area code051
Notable sports teamsIslamabad United, Islamabad Jinns
A monument in Islamabad

Islamabad (Urdu: اسلام آباد, abode of Islam) is the Federal capital city of Pakistan. The city is on the Pothohar Plateau in the northwest of the country. Islamabad Town is also a town in Jammu and Kashmir. It is in the Islamabad Capital Territory, though the area has historically been a part of the crossroads of the Punjab region and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (the Margalla Pass being a historic gateway to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the Pothohar Plateau historically is a part of the Punjab region). This city is rich in nature. It is surrounded by the Margalla Hills. It has a humid subtropical climate (Cwa in the Köppen climate classification). Islamabad is an expensive city to live in as the prices of most of fruits, vegetable and poultry items increased in Islamabad during the years 2015-2020.[3]

Places worth seeing[change | change source]

The places that attract the tourists include:

  • Shah Faisal Mosque
  • Daman-e-Koh
  • Gurdwara Baba Dyall Singh
  • Peer Sohawa
  • Gurdwara Guru Ravidas
  • Fateh Tower
  • Vishnu temple
  • Shakar Parian
  • Fatimah Jinnah Park
  • Rose and Jasmine Garden
  • Pakistan National Monument
  • Rawal Lake (and Rawal Dam)
  • Japanese Park
  • Marghazar Zoo
  • National Archives of Pakistan

Educational institutions[change | change source]

Islamabad has a large number of educational institutions including colleges, universities and technical education and training bodies.Some of them are:

  • Allama Iqbal Open University
  • National University of Modern Languages
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
  • Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology
  • International Islamic University
  • National Defence University
  • National University of Sciences and Technology
  • National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
  • National University of Modern Languages
  • Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Guru Nanak College of Computer Science
  • Guru Gobind Singh College of Arts,Science & Tecnology
  • Pakistan Institute of Medical Science
  • Quaid-i-Azam University
  • Shifa College of Medicine
  • The Sophia Institute

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "CDA Facts & Figures".
  2. "PROVISIONAL SUMMARY RESULTS OF 6TH POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS-2017". Archived from the original on 10 January 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  3. "Retail Prices of Vegetables, Fruits and Poultry in Islamabad from 2015-2020". Deliver It - Online Grocery Store in Islamabad. Archived from the original on 2020-04-14. Retrieved 2020-03-08.