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اسلام آباد
Coordinates: 33°43′N 73°04′E / 33.717°N 73.067°E / 33.717; 73.067Coordinates: 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
Notable sports teamsIslamabad United, Islamabad Jinns
Islamabad the beautiful

Islamabad (Urdu: اسلام آباد, abode of Islam) is the Federal capital city of Pakistan, and is in 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). Islamabad is at 33°40′N 73°10′E. This city is rich in nature. It is surrounded by the Margalla Hills. It has a humid subtropical climate (Cwa in the Koeppen 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 year 2015-2020[3]

Places worth seeing

The Faisal Mosque (Masjid) at the foothills of Margalla Hills
Parliament House, Islamabad by Usman Ghani.jpg
Parliament House, Islamabad by Usman Ghani
Islamabad- Under dark clouds

The places that attract the tourists include:

Educational institution

Main Entrance National Art Gallery, Islamabad
Tilla Charouni, the highest peak beside Islamabad

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
  • Pakistan Institute of Medical Science
  • Quaid-i-Azam University
  • Shifa College of Medicine
  • The Sophia Institute