Islamabad Capital Territory (Pakistan) size comparison
1,165 km2 / 450 mile2
Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan, and is federally administered as part of the Islamabad Capital Territory. Islamabad is the ninth largest city in Pakistan, while the larger Islamabad–Rawalpindi metropolitan area is the country’s fourth largest with a population of about 3.1 million. Built as a planned city in the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad is noted for its high standards of living, safety, and abundant greenery.