Karachi Aboot this soondKarācī  (Urdu: کراچی‎; Sindhi: ڪراچي‎) is the largest city of Pakistan by Population, main seaport an the main financial hub of Pakistan, and the current capital of the province of Sindh and first capital of the state before Islamabad. With an estimated population between 13 million an 15 million,[7] Karachi is one o fthe world's largest cities in terms of population,[7] the 1st largest urban agglomeration,[8] an the 4st largest metropolitan cities in the world.[9] It is Pakistan's premier center of banking, industry, an trade an is home to Pakistan's largest corporations, including those involved in textiles, shippin, automotive industry, entertainment, the arts, fashion, advertising, publishing, software development an medical research. The city is a major hub of higher education in South Asian the wider Islamic world.[10]


Clockwise frae tap: Karachi Skyline, KPT HQ, PRC Towers & PNSC, Karachi Mercat, Manora Lichthoose, Nagan Interchynge an MA Jinnah Tomb.
Offeecial seal o Karachi
The Gateway tae Pakistan, The Ceety o Lichts, Mini Pakistan, Caipital o Sindh , The Ceety O Quaid
Karachi is locatit in Sindh
Location o Karachi in Sindh an in Pakistan
Coordinates: 24°51′36″N 67°0′36″E / 24.86000°N 67.01000°E / 24.86000; 67.01000Coordinates: 24°51′36″N 67°0′36″E / 24.86000°N 67.01000°E / 24.86000; 67.01000
Kintra Pakistan
Metropolitan Corporation2011
Ceety CooncilCeety Complex, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Toun
Destricts [2]
 • TeepMetropolitan Ceety
 • Ceety AdmeenistratorM. Hussain Syed[3]
 • Municipal commeessionerMatanat Ali Khan[4]
 • Total3,527 km2 (1,362 sq mi)
8 m (26 ft)
 • Tot23,500,000[1]
 • Rank1st (Pakistan), 2nt (Warld)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (PST)
Postal codes
74XXX – 75XXX
Diallin code+9221-XXXX XXXX

Karachi is ranked as a Beta world city.[11][12] It was the first capital of Pakistan until the construction of Islamabad an is the location of the Port of Karachi an Port Bin Qasim, one of the region's largest an busiest ports. After the freedom of Pakistan, the city population increased dramatically when hundreds of thousand o Urdu-speaking migrants or Muhajirs from India, East Pakistan (later Bangladesh) an either parts of South Asian came to settle in Karachi.

The city is spread over 3,527 km2 (1,362 sq mi) in area, almost fewer times bigger than Hong Kong. It is locally called as the "City of Lights" (روشنیوں کا شہر‬) an "The bride o the cities" (عروس البلاد‬) for its liveliness, an the "City o the Quaid" (شہرِ قائد‬), have been the birth an burial place o Quaid-e-Azam (Muhammad Ali Jinnah), the founder of Pakistan, who made the city his here after Pakistan's freedom.

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