Aboot this soondIslamabad  (Punjabi, Pashto, Urdu: اسلام آباد‎) Islām ābād (Meanin "Abode o Islam") is the caipital o Pakistan an the tent lairgest ceety in the kintra. Locatit in the Islamabad Caipital Territory, the population o the ceety haes increased frae 100,000 in 1951 [2] tae 1.21 million in 2009.[3][4] The Rawalpindi/Islamabad Metropolitan Aurie is the third lairgest in Pakistan wi a population o ower 4.5 million indwallers.[5]


اسلام آباد
Caipital Ceety
Clockwise frae top: Faisal Mosque, Serena Hotel, Parliament House, Pakistan Monument, Nicht view o Islamabad, an Prime Meenister's Secretariat
Isloo, The Green Ceety
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Coordinates: 33°43′N 73°04′E / 33.717°N 73.067°E / 33.717; 73.067
TerritoryIslamabad Caipital Territory
 • Govrenin bodyCaipital Development Authority (CDA)
 • Chief CommissionerTariq Mahmood Pirzada
 • Caipital Ceety120.00 km2 (46.33 sq mi)
 • Metro
233.00 km2 (89.96 sq mi)
 • Specified aurie3626.00 km2 (1,400.01 sq mi)
 • Rural aurie466.00 km2 (179.92 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1604 m (5263 ft)
Lowest elevation
457 m (1,499 ft)
 • Caipital Ceety1,330,000
 • Density880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Area code(s)051

Sister ceetiesEedit

Follaein ceeties hae twin ceety relationships wi Islamabad.


  1. "Ministry of Population | Population Projection (In Millions) By Provinces, Pakistan (2007-2030)". Mopw.gov.pk. Retrieved 15 Januar 2012.
  2. http://www.spdc.org.pk/pubs/rr/rr25.pdf
  3. http://www.cda.gov.pk/cda-latest/files/news.asp?var=27
  4. http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/editorial/poor-police-performance-460
  5. Frantzeskakis, J. M. "Islamabad, a town planning example for a sustainable city" (PDF).
  6. Greater Amman Municipality-Official website. "Twin city agreements".
  7. Greater Municipality of Ankara. "Sister Cities Of Ankara".
  8. Beijing International-Official website. "Sister cities".
  9. Fazal Sher - Daily Times. "Islamabad, Seoul to be made sister cities". Archived frae the original on 29 Julie 2012.
  10. https://archive.is/20120729005443/www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010%5C01%5C23%5Cstory_23-1-2010_pg11_2