Islamabad has been the capital of since 1960 when the capital city was moved from . Although it is only the ninth largest city of Pakistan, together with its neighbouring twin city of Rawalpindi, the greater Islamabad-Rawalpindi metropolitan area is the third largest conurbation with a population of over 4.5 million inhabitants.
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Notable Places in the Area

Islamabad Zoo, previously , is an 82-acre zoo in Islamabad Capital Territory. is situated 2 km north of Islamabad. Photo: Farhan, CC BY 2.0.

The is a national monument and heritage museum located on the western Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad, . is situated 2½ km south of Islamabad. Photo: Yaarahmadd, CC BY-SA 4.0.

, established in 1976, is a public natural history museum… is situated 3½ km south of Islamabad. Photo: Khalid Mahmood, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a multi-purpose stadium in Islamabad, . is situated 3 km southeast of Islamabad. Photo: Zainii7, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is a village located in a ravine in the Margalla Hills, near Islamabad and the Daman-e-Koh overlook. is situated 3 km north of Islamabad. Photo: A8junea, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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