30 Facts About Karachi

1. Karachi is home to a major seaport on the shores of the Arabian Sea as well as massive commercial and industrial infrastructure.

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2. Karachi is Pakistan's largest city and is the capital of the Sindh province located in southern Pakistan.

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3. In 1924, an aerodrome was built and Karachi became the main airport of entry into British Raj.

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4. Karachi is the most populated city of Pakistan and home for Country's some of the important cultural institutions.

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5. Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan located in southeastern part of the country.

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6. Karachi is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea immediately northwest of the Indus River Delta.

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7. Karachi is linked by railway to the rest of Pakistan.

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8. Karachi is home to the National Stadium which hosts many cricket games, and several other sports complexes.

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9. Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan and the capital of the province of Sindh and a former federal capital.

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10. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Karachi was rocked by political conflict while crime rates drastically increased with the arrival of weaponry from the War in Afghanistan.

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11. Karachi is home to groups such as Thespianz Theater, a professional youth-based, non-profit performing arts group, which works on theatre and arts activities in Pakistan.

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12. Karachi is home to some of Pakistan's important cultural institutions.

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13. Karachi is home to several of Pakistan's most important museums.

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14. Karachi is home to Pakistan and South Asia's largest shopping Mall, Lucky One Mall which boosts over 200 stores.

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15. University of Karachi, founded in 1951, is Pakistan's largest university with a student population of 24,000.

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16. In 2011, city district government of Karachi was reverted its original constituent units known as District Municipal Corporations.

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17. Karachi is linked by rail to the rest of the country by Pakistan Railways.

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18. Karachi is the terminus of the N-5 National Highway which connects the city to the historic medieval capital of Sindh, Thatta.

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19. Karachi is served by three "Signal-Free Corridors" which are designed as urban express roads to permit traffic to transverse large distances without the need to stop at intersections and stop lights.

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20. Karachi is home to an estimated 2.5 to 3 million ethnic Bengalis living in Pakistan.

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21. Karachi is home to a several-thousand member strong community of Malabari Muslims from Kerala in South India.

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22. Karachi is home to a wide array of non-Urdu speaking Muslim peoples from what is the Republic of India.

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23. The first Muhajirs of Karachi arrived in 1946 in the aftermath of the Great Calcutta Killings and subsequent 1946 Bihar riots.

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24. At the end of the 19th century, Karachi had an estimated population of 105,000.

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25. Karachi is the most linguistically, ethnically, and religiously diverse city in Pakistan.

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26. Karachi is home to the Pakistan Stock Exchange, which was rated as Asia's best performing stock market in 2015 on the heels of Pakistan's upgrade to emerging-market status by MSCI.

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27. Karachi is located on the coastline of Sindh province in southern Pakistan, along a natural harbour on the Arabian Sea.

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28. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Karachi was rocked by political and conflict, while crime rates drastically increased with the arrival of weaponry from the War in Afghanistan.

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29. Karachi is home to over 2 million Bangladeshi immigrants, 1 million Afghan refugees, and up to 400,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar.

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30. Karachi is one of Pakistan's most secular and socially liberal cities.

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