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Islamabad the beautiful

Islamabad (Urdu: اسلام آباد, abode of Islam) is the Federal capital city of Pakistan, and is in the Pothohar Plateau in the northwest of the country. Islamabad Town is also a town in Jammu and Kashmir. It is in the Islamabad Capital Territory, though the area has historically been a part of the crossroads of the Punjab region and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (the Margalla Pass being a historic gateway to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the Pothohar Plateau historically is a part of the Punjab region). Islamabad is at 33°40′N 73°10′E. This city is rich in nature. It is surrounded by the Margalla Hills. It has a humid subtropical climate (Cwa in the Koeppen climate classification).

Places worth seeing

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The site of National Monument, Islamabad (Pakistan National Monument).

The places that attract the tourists include:

  • Shah Faisal Mosque
  • Daman-e-Koh
  • Peer Sohawa
  • Shakar Parian
  • Fatimah Jinnah Park
  • Rose and Jasmine Garden
  • Pakistan National Monument
  • Rawal Lake (and Rawal Dam)
  • Japanese Park
  • Marghazar Zoo
  • National Archives of Pakistan

Educational institution

Front Door-National Art Gallery Islamabad
Main Entrance National Art Gallery, Islamabad
Tilla Charouni
Tilla Charouni, the highest peak beside Islamabad

Islamabad has a large number of educational institutions including colleges, universities and technical education and training bodies.Some of them are:

  • Allama Iqbal Open University
  • National University of Modern Languages
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
  • Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology
  • International Islamic University
  • National Defence University
  • National University of Sciences and Technology
  • National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
  • National University of Modern Languages
  • Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Pakistan Institute of Medical Science
  • Quaid-i-Azam University
  • Shifa College of Medicine
  • The Sophia Institute

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