35 Facts About Islamabad


Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan, and is administered by the Pakistani federal government as part of the Islamabad Capital Territory.

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Islamabad is noted for its high standards of living, safety, cleanliness, peacefulness and abundant greenery.

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Islamabad is known for the presence of several parks and forests, including the Margalla Hills National Park and the Shakarparian.

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Islamabad is a Gamma+ city as rated by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

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Caves at Shah Allah Ditta, on Islamabad's outskirts, were part of an ancient Buddhist monastic community.

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The newly selected location of Islamabad was closer to the army headquarters in Rawalpindi and the disputed territory of Kashmir in the north.

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The capital was not moved directly from Karachi to Islamabad; it was first shifted temporarily to Rawalpindi in the early 60s, and then to Islamabad when essential development work was completed in 1966.

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Islamabad has attracted people from all over Pakistan, making it one of the most cosmopolitan and urbanised cities of Pakistan.

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Islamabad has experienced a series of terrorist incidents including the July 2007 Siege of Lal Masjid, the June 2008 Danish embassy bombing, and the September 2008 Marriott bombing.

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Islamabad is located at at the northern edge of the Pothohar Plateau and at the foot of the Margalla Hills in Islamabad Capital Territory.

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Islamabad is located 120 kilometres SSW of Muzaffarabad, 185 kilometres east of Peshawar and 295 kilometres NNW of Lahore.

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Islamabad has a humid subtropical climate, with five seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Rainy Monsoon and Autumn .

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Islamabad's micro-climate is regulated by three artificial reservoirs: Rawal, Simli, and Khanpur Dam.

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Islamabad city is divided into five major zones: Zone I, Zone II, Zone III, Zone IV, and Zone V Out of these, Zone IV is the largest in area.

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However, Islamabad city is part of the Islamabad Capital Territory, while Rawalpindi is part of Rawalpindi District, which is part of province of Punjab.

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Islamabad is the hub all the governmental activities while Rawalpindi is the centre of all industrial, commercial, and military activities.

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Islamabad's architecture is a combination of modernity and old Islamic and regional traditions.

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Almost everybody in Islamabad knows Urdu, the national language and most of them can understand and speak English as well, having the highest literacy rate of all administrative units in the country.

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Islamabad is a net contributor to the Pakistani economy, as whilst having only 0.

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Islamabad's businesses are Pakistan's most compliant for paying tax dues.

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Islamabad has seen an expansion in information and communications technology with the addition two Software Technology Parks, which house numerous national and foreign technological and information technology companies.

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Islamabad is home to many migrants from other regions of Pakistan and has a cultural and religious diversity of considerable antiquity.

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Islamabad constructed a number of small ponds: Rama kunda, Sita kunda, Lakshaman kunda, and Hanuman kunda.

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Islamabad holds some of Pakistan's most prestigious museums such as Lok Virsa Museum, Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage Shakarparian Park and prominent galleries such as the National Art Gallery and Gallery 6.

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Islamabad Museum contains many relics and artifacts dating back to the Gandhara period of the region, an intriguing fusion of Buddhist and Graeco-Roman styles.

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Islamabad is built upon civilization and architecture that ranges from the 10th Century to the modern era.

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Islamabad has an array of historic landmarks that reflect the Hindu civilization that dates back to the 16th Century with examples such as Saidpur.

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Saidpur that is situated in Islamabad has progressed from a village to a sacred place that includes temples where the Hindu Mughal Commanders worshipped.

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Islamabad has the lowest rate of infant mortality in the country at 38 deaths per thousand compared to the national average of 78 deaths per thousand.

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The largest hospital in Islamabad is Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences hospital.

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Islamabad Hospital is the major component with a 592-bed facility and 22 medical and surgical specialties.

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Shifa International Hospital is a teaching hospital in Islamabad that was founded in 1987 and became a public company in 1989.

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Islamabad is connected to major destinations around the world and domestically through Islamabad International Airport .

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The city is home to Islamabad United, which won the first ever Pakistan Super League in 2016 and second title in 2018, and Islamabad All Stars, which participates in the Super Kabaddi League.

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Islamabad has various rock climbing spots in the Margalla Hills.

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