'You will yet be the glory of the East; would that I could come again, Karachi, to see you in your grandeur'. - Sir Charles Napier
The famed words of a great man predicted this once tiny fishing village surrounded by the Arabian Sea would become a queen of cities. The present city of Karachi has risen to high standards, be it with regard to culture, education or commerce.
Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan and the capital of Sindh Province. It is also the primary commercial city in Pakistan. From dining out to shopping, vibrant nightlife to sunny beaches, and activities such as golf, horse racing, deep-sea angling, and yachting, this cosmopolitan city with its fast-paced lifestyle keeps visitors entertained with a variety of attractions and activities.
The capital of Pakistan until 1963, Karachi is a hub of international trade, commerce, transport and manufacturing. With a main port facing the Arabian Sea, a major international airport, and an effective ground transportation network, Karachi offers visitors convenient access to many destinations.
Karachi is a city populated by 14 million residents, recording itself as among the largest metropolises in the world. The city is enriched by the rivers Malir and Liyari and several small islands protect Karachi’s natural harbour. Karachi focuses mainly on the industries of textile manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, steel and automobiles. The city is also known to be a software outsourcing hub in Pakistan.
Karachi City Facts
Karachi Population - 15,000,000 (UN Population Division 2000 estimate)
Pakistan Population - 162,419,946 (UN Population Division 2000 estimate)
Currency - Pakistani Rupee = 100 paisa
Time Zone - GMT +5 hours
Languages - Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Pashtu, Urdu (official), Balochi, Hindko, Brahui, English (official), Burushaski
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