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About Islamabad (The Capital of Pakistan)
Islamabad is the Capital city of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It was founded in 1960. The name "Islamabad" is derived from two words Islam and Abad. The total area of the city consists of 350 sq mi approx. Islamabad is divided into two parts i.e. Urban and Rural. The Urban area consists of 85 sq mi approx. whereas the Rural area is occupying 180 sq mi approx. Parks occupies an area of 85 sq mi approx.
The population of Islamabad is 1,014,825 approx. Postal code of Islamabad is 44000. Area code is 051. Islamabad was developed as a planned city to replace the Karachi as a Capital city. It is known as a modern and high standard of living, latest safety arrangements which can compete any modern cities of the World.
With a population of about 1 Million, Islamabad is the 9th largest city of Pakistan. And if we talk about the Twin Cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, with 4+ Million of population it becomes 3rd largest. The city is administrated by the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation supported by the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
The city of Islamabad is located Northeastern part of the country beside the beautiful Margalla Hills. The Master Plan of Islamabad was designed by a Greek architect The city's master-plan, designed by Greek architect Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis. The city is divided into Eight(8) parts including administrative, diplomatic enclave, residential areas, educational sectors, industrial sectors, commercial areas, and rural and green areas.
very key landmarks in Islamabad like Faisal Mosque, which is the largest mosque in the South Asia and the 4th largest mosque in the World. The city has the Pakistan's National Monument, a beautiful master piece of the architecture, also having a museum depicting historical pictures and statues of Indo-Pak, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Dr. Allama Iqbal and many others.
The city is a hub of universities including Quaid-e-Azam University, PIEAS, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Iqra University and NUST. There are many colleges and schools providing quality education for all levels of population including Elete class, Middle class, Lower Middle class and others.
is one of the safest in Pakistan, and has an expansive surveillance system with 1,900 CCTV cameras. Different security organizations are alert on their duties to ensure the security of the residents of Islamabad and Pakistan.
Islamabad has attached people from all over the country. A number of major meetings, conferences and gatherings are held in Islamabad because of being Capital of Pakistan. Many international conferences, summits are held in Islamabad.
October, 2005, Islamabad had to face a severe earthquake as well as in Kashmir in which we had to face major damages. Its magnitude was 7.6. A part of Margalla Tower was also collapsed in this earthquake.
In 2014, the a project of Metro Bus Service was launched in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad which was successfully completed in Rs. 24 Billion Approx. It was a shared project by both Federal and Punjab Governments.
The weather and climate of Islamabad is always very pleasant due to its geographic location. It is blessed with 5 seasons i.e...
Winter (November to February)
Spring (March and April)
Summer (May and June)
Rainy Monsoon (July and August)
Autumn (September and October)
The hottest month is June where temperature goes upto 42°C. The most rainy month is July with heavy rains and thunderstorms. The coolest month is January.
Islamabad is divided in 5 Zones i.e. Zone I, Zone II, Zone III, Zone IV and Zone V. It is further divided into Sectors and many housing schemes/scieties. Sectors A, B and C are not developed yet. The D series has 11 Sectors i.e. D11 to D-17. E series starts from Sector E-7 to E-17. F series contains the Sectors F-5 to F-17. G series contains Sector G-5 to G-17. H series contains Sectors from H-8 to H-17. H series starts from Sector H-8 and goes upto Sector H-17. I series contains Sectors from I-8 to I-18.